OCCRL Staff and Affiliates

Nidia Ruedas-Gracia

Faculty Profile

Contact

nrgracia@illinois.edu
Twitter

217-244-1567

Office

Education Building
1310 S. Sixth St.
Champaign, IL 61820

Nidia Ruedas-Gracia

Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology

Dr. Nidia Ruedas-Gracia has a research lab (Gracia Lab) that develops a nuanced understanding of what it means to "belong," and how this sense of belonging impacts outcomes in life such as academic performance and mental health. She and her research team explore these concepts among culturally diverse populations, and examine how a sense of belonging is associated with various social identities such as gender and socioeconomic status.

 

Education

  • Ph.D., Developmental and Psychological Sciences, Stanford University 
  • M.A., Human Development and Social Intervention, New York University
  • B.A., Psychology and Sociology, UCLA