Helen A Neville

Professor of African American Studies
Educational Psychology
Professor of Gender and Women's Studies
Center for African Studies

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Helen Neville is a Professor in the Departments of Educational Psychology and African American Studies at the UIUC. She is also an affiliated faculty member in Psychology and Gender and Women's Studies at the same institution.  Dr. Neville obtained her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.  She came to the University of Illinois from the University of Missouri, where she was an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, the Black Studies Program, and the Co-Director for the Center for Multicultural Research, Training, and Consultation.

Her current research interests center on two interrelated areas of racial ideology: Black racial ideology: Black racial identity and color-blind racial ideology.  Her work has appeared in a wide range of journals including, The Journal of Counseling Psychology, Journal of Black Studies, Journal of Black Psychology, and Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.  She served as the Associate Editor of The Counseling Psychologist and the Journal of Black Psychology and she currently serves on the board of a number of scholarly journals.  She is the lead editor of the Handbook of African American Psychology .

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