Sumie Okazaki

Professor of Applied Psychology 
Department of Applied Psychology
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development 
New York University


Sumie Okazaki is currently a professor of applied psychology at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

Dr. Okazaki conducts research on the impact of immigration and race (e.g. racism, racial identity, racialization) on Asian and Asian-American adolescents in addition to emerging adults within local and transnational contexts. With colleagues in anthropology, education, and developmental psychology as well as community partners, she has ongoing research projects with urban Chinese-American adolescents and immigrant young adults in New York City; Chinese parents and adolescents in Nanjing, China; Korean-American adolescents and parents in Chic ago; and current and former Korean early study abroad students in New York City and Seoul, South Korea.

She has co-edited three books: South Korea’s Education Exodus: The Life and Challenges of Early Study Abroad (under review; with Adrienne Lo, Soo-Ah Kwon, & Nancy Abelmann), Asian American Psychology: The Science of Lives in Context (2002; with Gordon C. N. Hall), and Asian American Mental Health: Assessment Theories and Methods (2002; with Karen Kurasaki and Stanley Sue).