Skip to main content

Psychology Colloquium: Latinx Identity Evolution: Politics, Context and Cultural Influences

Featuring: Ebelia Hernández, PhD, Rutgers, Higher Education and College Student Affairs, The State University of New Jersey


How does the college environment, hometown, family, and relationships influence Latinx students’ identity development?  

How might political issues that are of concern for many Latinx students (the wall, immigration policy, DACA) affect their sense of self?  


Ebelia Hernández’s presentation will discuss the above issues and will combine the findings of several studies about Latinx college students and adults across the U.S.  The Latinx Identity Development Model will be reviewed, forthcoming in her coauthored book with Vasti Torres and Sylvia Martinez, “Understanding the Latinx experience: Developmental and Contextual Influences” (Stylus Publishing, March 2019)

Sponsored by Psychology, School of Graduate Studies and Student Life

When 1:30pm
Ashita Goswami

For access and accommodation information, visit or email

Back to top