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Maneeza Dawood, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate in the Child Study Center



Maneeza Dawood, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral associate at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Columbia University under the supervision of Dr. Valerie Purdie Greenaway. Her research broadly studies insider and outsider dynamics and the ways in which people feel included or excluded in society. She focuses on the social environments through which adolescents build some of the most powerful resources in their lives - their social connections - and how social connections can trigger a cascade of positive psychological outcomes, such as strengthened identity, increased civic engagement, and improved academic performance.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Columbia University (2021)

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