Dr. Antoinette Landor received a PhD in Human Development and Family Science from the University of Georgia in 2012 and completed a National Institutes of Health (NIH) postdoctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Her research program broadly focuses on how family and sociocultural factors impact adolescent and young adult outcomes in the U.S. and across the African Diaspora. She does this through studies that address two lines of work.
The first focus is understanding how discrimination based on skin tone (i.e., lightness/darkness of skin color; colorism) and race (e.g., being Black; racism) impact individual, relational, and family health/functioning. Her second is centered on understanding how factors from multiple social and ecological levels (e.g., culture, religion) interact to influence sexual and romantic relationship behavior and health, and identifying the underlying explanatory mechanisms Her work has appeared in top journals, such as Perspectives on Psychological Science and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), and she has given invited talks and keynote addresses at Dove ® Corporation, the Oklahoma Psychology Association, and the University of Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa.
Areas of Expertise
- Skin tone and colorism
- Racialized experiences (e.g., racism/discrimination, racial socialization, racial identity)
- Sexual behavior
- Romantic relationships
- Research at HDFS