Adam Hoffman, a graduate student in Developmental Psychology, is the recipient of the 2016 Ernest C. Davenport Award for Outstanding Psychological Research by a Student Who Enhances Diversity.
The purpose of the Ernest C. Davenport Award for Outstanding Psychological Research by a Student Who Enhances Diversity is to encourage and honor students from under-represented groups who make a contribution to the advancement of knowledge of psychological science.
Adam, a fifth year doctoral student, won for his work with Dr. Beth Kurtz-Costes. Adam’s research, which appears in top journals, focuses on several groups that are under-represented in the research literature: African Americans, French adolescents of North African origin, and American Indians. In addition to exploring racial-ethnic identity in these groups, he has examined the interface between gender and racial-ethnic identity. Adam is also highly deserving of this award because of the multitude of ways in which he has worked for justice and well-being of under-represented groups. As a gay man, he has been involved in efforts to ensure that UNC is welcoming of LGBT students. He is involved in the First Nations Circle at UNC and has played a major role this year in organizing the UNC events to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. Congratulations, Adam!