African and African Disapora Studies Department
African and African Disapora Studies Department

Germine Awad

Assistant ProfessorPh.D., 2005, Psychology, Southern Illinois University - Carbindale

Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology



Attitude Development Expression; Prejudice and Discrimination; Ethnic and Racial Identity; Arab- and African- American Identity; Acculturation; Immigration; Affirmative Action; Self-Image of Black Women.


My research interests include attitude development and expression in the following areas: prejudice and discrimination, ethnic and racial identity (with a focus on Arabs and African Americans), acculturation, immigration, and attitudes toward affirmative action beneficiaries. In addition, I also study the psychological antecedents of minority standardized test performance as well as issues related to culturally relevant research methodology. More recently, I have also been working on a project assessing the relationship between racial identity and body image for African American women.


AFR 372D • Psychology Of Race & Racism

30300 • Fall 2012
Meets TTH 930am-1100am SZB 432

Required Texts: Smedley, A. (2007). Race in North America: The Evolution of a

Worldview (3rd Ed.) Boulder: Westview Press. ISBN:0-8133-4357-7 Gould, S. J. (1996). The mismeasure of man. (2nd Ed.). New York:

TH 1-2pm

Bernard & Kite (2010).The Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination (2nd

Ed.) by Belmont, California: Wadsworth. ISBN: 978-0-495-81128-2.

Course Description:

This course reviews the history and evolution of the construct of race as a psychological and social phenomenon. While the course will be largely social psychological in nature, the insidiousness of race in practically every sphere of life necessitates a multidisciplinary approach. As such, in addition to readings from psychology, students will also be exposed to ideas in the areas of anthropology, sociology, and biology. The course will emphasize a theoretical and conceptual approach toward understanding the psychology of racial thinking.

Curriculum Vitae

Profile Pages

External Links