PhD Sociology 2007 University of Maryland-College Park, Department of Sociology Advisor: Bonnie Thornton Dill
My research focuses on the migration, settlement, and acculturation processes of immigrant minority groups in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Specifically, my work examines issues of social support, kinship relations, transnational connections, identity, discrimination, and mental and physical health outcomes among immigrant groups. My current research projects include the examination of kin support among Jamaicans in the U.S. and in Jamaica, discrimination experiences among Black Caribbeans in the United States, the socioeconomic and religious status of second generation South Asian Muslims, and the gendered educational experiences of second generation Arab American college students. I am the program director for the Behavioral Sciences major, board member of the Worldviews Seminar on religion in contemporary U.S. culture, and affiliate faculty in African and African American Studies, Arab American Studies, Religious Studies, and Women and Gender Studies. I teach courses on immigration, race and ethnicity, social inequality, family and gender, and qualitative research methods.
Lacey, Krim, Karen Sears, Ishtar O. Govia, Ivy Forsythe-Brown, Nikki Matusko, and James S. Jackson. 2015. “Substance use, mental disorders and physical health of Caribbeans at-home compared to those residing in the United States.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) 12: 710-734. Special Issue - Jorge Delva (co-editor), Taylor Francis. Taylor, Robert Joseph, Ivy Forsythe-Brown, Karen Lincoln and Linda Chatters. 2015. “Extended family support networks of Caribbean Black adults in the United States.” Journal of Family Issues, Sage. In Press (published online 3/2015) DOI: 10.1177/0192513X15573868. Taylor, Robert Joseph, Ivy Forsythe-Brown, Harry Owen Taylor, and Linda Chatters. 2014. “Patterns of emotional social support and negative interactions among African American and Black Caribbean extended families.” Journal of African American Studies, 18: 147-163. Springer. Jackson, James S., Ivy Forsythe-Brown, and Ishtar O. Govia. 2007 “Age cohort, ancestry and immigrant generation influences in family relations and psychological well-being among Black Caribbean family members.” Journal of Social Issues 63(4): 729-734. John Wiley and Sons.