Josefina Bañales

Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Chicago

Center Associate, Learning Research & Development Center

Research Interests

Equity Learning Opportunities Minoritized Groups

Related Research Areas

Educational Opportunities, Equity, & Attainment

Recent Publications

Osai, E., Campbell, S., Maraj, L., Scott, K., Evans-Williams, J., Fotuhi, O.,& Bañales, J. (2021). Improving educational opportunities for black youth in Pittsburgh: a justice-centered intervention. Pitt Momentum Fund 

Bañales, J., Hope, E. C., & Rowley, S. J. Cryer-Coupet, Q. Raising justice-minded youth: Parental political and ethnic-racial socialization on Black youths’ critical consciousness (2021). Invited submission for special issue ethnic-racial socialization at the Journal of Social Issues.

Bañales, J., Lozada, F.T., Channey, J.B.T., & Jagers, R.J. (2021). Relating through oppression: Longitudinal relations between parental racial socialization, school racial climate, oppressed minority ideology, and empathy in Black male adolescents’ prosocial development. American Journal of Community Psychology.

Bañales, J., Hudson Banks, K., & Burke, M. A. (2021). The impact of a diversity intervention on White college students’ color-blind racial attitudes. Whiteness and Education.

Bañales, J., Hoffman, A. J., Rivas-Drake, D., & Jagers, R. J. (2020). The development of ethnic-racial identity process and its relation to civic beliefs among Latinx and Black American adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.

News and Awards

Kudos to LRDC Momentum Grant recipients: Josefina Bañales: Anti-Racism Action Development Among Latinx Youth; Jamie Hanson: Understanding the Role of the Brain in Race/Ethnicity Based Stressors and Behavioral Challenges Among Youth of Color; Kevin Ashley and Diane Litman: Center for Text Analytic Methods in Legal Studies; Omid Fotuhi: Improving Educational Opportunities for Black Youth in Pittsburgh: A Justice-Centered Intervention.

June 2021


Kudos to Josefina Bañales, Ming-Te Wang, and James Huguley who have received an LRDC internal grant for their work: “Can We Talk About Race? Racial Socialization in Homes and Schools, Youth’s Critical Consciousness, and Academic Achievement.”

May 15, 2020