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Psychophysiology, Intersectionality, Latinx, & Acculturative Science Lab


Sobre Mi


Hola! I'm Iván Carbajal, PhD, I'm an assistant professor in the School of Psychological Science at Oregon State University. My research focuses on two areas: 1) cultural neuroscience, specifically in the Latinx population, investigating the effects of biculturalism on cognitive processes, and 2) social justice, regarding racial and ethnic identity development, critical consciousness development, and how these processes are affected by intersectional forms of oppression. 

Born to immigrant parents, I have spent my life navigating between two cultures--Mexican and American. Through my experiences, passion, and advocacy, I have developed a science that centers Latinxs.

I was born and raised in Odessa, TX. I have West Texas in my heart and truly feel like a desert boy. I did my undergraduate in Odessa at the University of Texas Permian Basin and my graduate training in Denton at the University of North Texas.

I am bicultural and bilingual, so I am lucky to be able to enjoy media in two different languages. You will usually see me with headphones on or with music playing in the background. I love R&B and traditional Mexican music. I'm a big foodie and I'm always looking for my next adventure!