Originally from the US, Ursula spent nine years in Europe, first earning dual a Master’s degree in German Turkish Social Sciences from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara and Humboldt University in Berlin and then a PhD in Psychology from the University of Potsdam. Ursula’s work focuses primarily on contextualized identity development, examining how individuals navigate systems of inequity, privilege, and oppression as they make sense of who they are in the world. Ursula is a Postdoctoral Scholar at Northwestern University in Chicago.
Updated February 2020
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Intersectionality and Youth Identity Development Research in Europe
Ursula Moffitt and her coauthors question the use of "migration background" and discuss the need for more work understanding youths' identities in a highly diverse context wherein race isn't named but racism and racialization abound.