Professor Emerita of Psychology and Professor Emerita of Women's and Gender Studies
My research investigates how contextual aspects of living in poverty, such as exposure to community violence, influence children and adolescents’ academic and psychological functioning. Using quantitative and qualitative methods, my recent work focuses on Latino families and examines after-school activity participation, parent-child relationships, and Latino cultural values as risk and protective factors. A second area of research investigates the experience of infertility among racial minority women and examines how women cope with race- and class-based stereotypes about reproduction.
Jocson, R. M., Alers-Rojas, F., Ceballo, R., & Arkin, M. (in press). Religion and spirituality: Benefits for Latino adolescents exposed to community violence. Youth & Society.
Ceballo, R. (2017). Passion or data points? Studying African American women’s experiences with infertility. Qualitative Psychology, 4 (3), 302-314.
Ceballo, R., Jocson, R. M., & Alers-Rojas, F. (2017). Parental educational involvement and Latino children’s academic attainment. In N. J. Cabrera & B. Leyendecker (Eds.), Handbook of positive development in minority children and youth (pp. 343-360). Cham, Switzerland: Springer Publishing.
Kennedy, T. M. & Ceballo, R. (2016). Emotionally numb: Desensitization to community violence exposure among urban youth. Developmental Psychology, 52 (5), 778-789.
Ceballo, R., Graham, E. T., & Hart, J. (2015). Silent and infertile: An intersectional analysis of the experiences of socioeconomically diverse African American women with infertility. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 39 (4), 497-511.
Kennedy, T. M. & Ceballo, R. (2014). Who, What, When, and Where? Toward a dimensional conceptualization of community violence exposure. Review of General Psychology. 18 (2), 69-81.
Ceballo, R., Maurizi, L. K., Suarez, G. A., & Aretakis, M. T. (2014). Gift and sacrifice: Parental involvement in Latino adolescents’ education. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minoroty Psychology, 20 (1), 116-127.