UMass Boston

Devin Atallah

Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise

Decolonial clinical community psychology praxis; Trauma, resilience, and healing justice; Racism and racialization; Resistance to settler colonialism, coloniality, and interlocking systems of oppression; Community-based, participatory, action-oriented approaches to research; Qualitative methods, situational analysis


PhD, University of Massachusetts Boston

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Devin G. Atallah, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Dr. Atallah's research team in the Clinical Psychology Program is entitled: the Decolonial Antiracism Research & Action (DARA) Collective for Healing & Liberación. You can visit the DARA Collective website here: Dr. Atallah's work aims to engage decolonizing, narrative, and community-based participatory approaches to critical inquiry. As an activist, scholar, practitioner, and healer, Dr. Atallah focuses on understanding and directly contributing to intergenerational resistance, healing justice and decolonization/decoloniality. Dr. Atallah aims to honor and anchor his work in local and/or Indigenous knowledges of communities in struggle contesting racism and settler colonialism, primarily within his long-term partnerships with communities in Palestine; communities of color in Boston; and with Mapuche communities in Chile. 


Psychological Trauma; Community Psychology; Qualitative Methods; Multicultural Counseling