M.A. Psychology, CSULA
Minas Michikyan, M.A., is completing his Ph.D. in Human Development and Psychology at UCLA. He is a researcher at the Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education (UCLA), at the Children‘s Digital Media Center @ LA, (UCLA/Cal State LA), and at the Center for Multicultural Research (Cal State LA). Minas uses qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methodologies to examine how immigrant-origin adolescents and youth develop and enact dimensions of their multiple and intersecting identities across a variety of offline and online social contexts and interactions.
Minas was a Dean’s Scholar and a Marion W. Wells Fellow at UCLA. As Lecturer at Cal State LA, Minas teaches courses on multicultural issues relating to ethnicity/race, gender, and sexuality, and works closely with immigrant-origin undergraduate and graduate students. Minas is a proud first-generation Armenian immigrant.
Our mission is to study children, teens, and emerging adults’ interaction with the newer forms of interactive digital media and to see how these interactions both affect and reflect their offline lives and long-term development.