Dismantling the Caricature of “Other” – Ashmeet Oberoi




RadioActive is an hour long talk show hosted by Natalie Kivell, a Ph.D. candidate in Community Well-Being at the University of Miami. Each week Natalie interviews academics and/or activists from around the world who dive into critical discussions from a Community Psychology lens aimed specifically at addressing structural inequality and the root causes of our complex social problems. The show aims to provoke listeners to think differently about social change and social justice to help shift how we think, act and react to social change efforts in our research and practice.

RadioActive airs every Sunday at 6pm on wvum.org out of the University of Miami student radio station.

On this episode of RadioActive I was joined by Ashmeet Oberoi, a faculty member from the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Miami. Dr. Oberoi studies the school experience (both as it relates to well-being and academic achievement) of Muslim and immigrant youth who are ‘othered’ within the American school systems. Her research is framed in a way to bring a broader understanding of the experiences of this group of young people and to provide context to these experiences. Listeners can learn more about how Ashmeet frames and utilizes research for social good, and how this research can challenge and dismantle stereotypes.


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