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 human development -- individuals and collectives -- in rapidly changing contexts. Her research focuses on social, cognitive, and emotional development of children, youth, and adults 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, as well as the challenges, 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, digital storytelling, social media, community organizations, and other activities for the mutual development of young people, adults who work with young people, and society. Her current research projects involve collaborations with scholars in Colombia, Serbia, Brazil, Italy, and the United States focusing on educators 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 practice based human development research strategies.