Colette Daiute: Professor, Researcher & Author
Colette Daiute is a Professor of Psychology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Dr. Daiute was previously a professor at Harvard University and Columbia University Teachers College. Colette Daiute does research, writing, and teaching on social, cognitive, and emotional development of children, youth, and communities in extremely challenging circumstances. The research paradigm of Daiute, her collaborators, and her students involves studying development in the context of innovative activities in educational and community organizations to understand human agency and resilience in situations of political violence, conflict, war, displacement, migration, poverty, and increasing cultural diversity. Daiute’s interests also focus on uses of cultural tools like language, literacy, social media, community organizations, and other activities for the mutual development of young people and society. Her current research projects involve collaborations with scholars in Colombia, Serbia, Brazil, and the United States focusing on teachers and organizations as agents of human development and social change. In addition to teaching at the Graduate Center, Colette Daiute does professional seminars and workshops on narrative inquiry and practiced based research with child, youth, and community development in dramatically changing situations.