Eddie, Anissa


Eddie, Anissa


Dr. Claire Vallotton


Started in Fall 2020


Child Development



My name is Anissa Eddie (she/her/hers) and I am a doctoral student in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Child Development. My advisor is Dr. Claire Vallotton. I am interested in leveraging research to inform public policy in order to increase equitable outcomes for young children and families – particularly within the contexts of birth equity, identity development, and social determinants of health. I am currently conducting a scoping review of the literature on the racial socialization of infants and toddlers in both home and childcare environments. Grounded in sociocultural theory, identity development theory, and critical race theory, my translational research aims to inform parents, families, early childhood educators, and policy makers as they invest in babies and build systems that enable all children to thrive.

Keywords and Phrases

Infants and Toddlers, Racial Socialization, Early Childhood Policy, Early Care & Education