Ph.D., Florida International University
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
My research focuses on how racial identity influences the comprehensive psychosocial adjustment of minority youth. Particularly among African-American adolescents and emerging adults, I seek to understand how individuals adjust when racial identity becomes salient. A recent emphasis has centered on characterizing how salient aspects of one’s racial identity may help them to negotiate everyday experiences of subtle racism and discrimination.
A second line of work involves clarifying how youth come to identify a sense of direction that is meaningful to them. Specifically, I am interested in how young people cultivate a sense of purpose in life. Two central questions guiding this research ask: To what extent do adolescents engage with a sense of purpose, and how might this sense enable them to capitalize on daily experiences?
Burrow, A. L., & Ong, A. D. (in press). The moderating role of racial identity in exposure and reactivity to daily racial microaggressions. Self and Identity.
Hill, P. L., Alleman, M. & Burrow, A. L. (in press). Identity development and forgivingness: Tests of basic relations and meditational pathways. Personality and Individual Differences.
Hill, P. L., Burrow, A. L., O’Dell, A. C., & Thornton, M. A. (in press). Classifying adolescents’ conceptions of purpose in life. Journal of Positive Psychology.
Burrow, A. B., & Hill, P. L. (in press). Purpose. Encyclopedia of Adolescence.
Hill, P. L., Burrow, A. L., Lapsley, D. K., & Brandenberger, J. W. (in press). Purpose orientations and development in emerging and middle adulthood. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology.
Burrow, A. L., O’Dell, C. & Hill, P. L. (in press). Profiles of a developmental asset: Youth purpose as a context for hope and well-being. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.
Ong, A. D., Fuller-Rowell, T., Burrow, A. L. (2009) Racial discrimination, racial microaggressions, and the stress process. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 96, 1259-1271.
Burrow, A. L., Tubman, J. G., & Gil, A. G. (2007). Heterogeneity in patterns of sexual risk behaviors among African-American Youth: Associations with general and race-specific factors. Journal of Community Psychology, 35, 447-462.
Burrow, A. L., Tubman, J. G., & Montgomery, M. J. (2006). Racial identity: Towards an integrated developmental psychological literature. Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research, 6, 317-339.