Azucena "Suzie" Verdin earns the John L. and Harriet P. McAdoo Dissertation Award

Dr. Azucena "Suzie" Verdin, a 2019 Educational Psychology graduate in Human Development and Family Science, is the 2020 recipient of the John L. and Harriet P. McAdoo Dissertation Award through the Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Families section of the National Council on Family Relations.

The McAdoo is one of NCFR’s most prestigious awards for doctoral students and is given to one dissertation biannually that use familial relationships as the primary focus, highlights the central role ethnicity and culture play in family processes, and relates to the scholarly work of Drs. John L. and Harriette P. McAdoo, founders of the REDF section.

Dr. Verdin will be presented with her plaque and cash prize at the 2020 NCFR conference on Nov. 13 and at the 2021 conference she will give a conference address on her dissertation: “Mothering While Brown: Latina Borderland Mothers’ Experiences of Epistemic Injustice.”