Chandra is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her past work has examined how university culture can influence millennials’ explanations of racial phenomena and how students navigate issues of racial inequity on their college campuses. Broadly, Chandra specializes in social psychology and stratification with an emphasis on racial identity formation and maintenance within Latinx and multiracial communities. Chandra is currently working on two projects that both center mothers to children of color. The first investigates how mothers of multiracial children engage in community building, education, and political resistance in digital spaces. The second project explores the parenting approaches of Latinx mothers with special attention paid to how racial and gendered processes in the post-Trump era may affect their parenting practices. 

At the University of Maryland, Chandra is affiliated with the Critical Race Initiative, Contexts Magazine graduate team, Lab for Applied Social Science Research (LASSR), and Maryland Population Research Center (MPRC). 

Areas of Interest

  • Racial and Ethnic Identity
  • Race, Class, and Gender
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Stratification
  • Qualitative Methods
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  • BS
    Sociology | Boise State University
  • BS
    Psychology | Boise State University
  • BA
    Ethnic Studies | Boise State University
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