Dr. Quintela believes children and youth to be legitimate creators of knowledge in society and spends much time and effort exploring ways to facilitate and support their views and work.
Professional Title: Assistant Professor of Sociology and Child Studies
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Children’s rights, immigrant youth, racial/ethnic development, youth mental health
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Child Studies with a focus on immigrant and minority youth
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Sociology of Childhood, Social Psychology, Research Methods, Race and Mental Health of Minority Adolescents
Education: BS, Texas Tech University; MA, New Mexico State University; PhD, Indiana University
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Melissa's most recent work has focused on immigrant and migrant Latina/o youth in Indiana and New Jersey, where she served as an advisor to a group of students seeking educational reform for immigrant youth, and served as a facilitator to a community organization of immigrant and Latina/o youth.
Undergraduate Study Abroad
Foreign Languages at Lesley
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Child Homelessness Initiative
College of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies
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