Cagla Giray

Çagla is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey, and M.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Illinois.

Her research agenda focuses on the effects of globalization and modern forms of acculturation on (i) parent-child relationship (ii) co-parenting quality and (iii) child well-being, especially in families facing with adverse circumstances in the family (divorce or separation) or global (humanitarian crisis) levels. She aims to integrate and translate these subjects matters into evidence-based programs and policies at national and international levels in service to refugee and immigrant children and families at-risk.

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