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Karen Suyemoto, PhD

  • Professor of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
  • Telephone: 617-287-6370
  • Office Location: McCormack Hall,04,00335

Areas of Expertise

Clinical Psychology; Asian American Studies; Mental Health and Identity in Asian Americans; Multiracial Issues; Identity Development Diversity


PhD, University of Massachusetts

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Dr. Suyemoto has a joint appointment with Psychology and Asian American Studies. Her research interests focus generally on Asian American psychology and issues related to social justice and anti-racist therapy practice/education. She has particular interests in how individuals and groups/communities create meanings of race, ethnicity, and identities and how these meanings are used by individuals and groups to understand themselves and others. Her current research projects explore how interventions of education and community programs may affect racial and ethnic identities and empowerment in Asian American youth and college students.


Undergraduate: Asian American Psychology; Introduction to Asian American Studies; Multiracial Experiences; Race, Culture, and Relationships (Honors); Psychology of Women.
Graduate: Culture and Mental Health; Social Construction of Self and Identities; Qualitative Methods