• June 06, 2015

Identity, Attitudes and Genetic Ancestry Testing Study

Role: Research Assistant
Principal Investigator: Dr. Wendy Roth
UBC Department of Sociology

Having the honor to work with one of the world’s leading scholars on race & ethnicity has been an amazingly rewarding experience for me. Since April 2015, I have been assisting Dr. Wendy Roth on her large-scale project on DNA ancestry testing. The research is interested in how DNA test takers understand and interpret their results about ancestry, and whether or not the process itself has any impact on their ethnic or racial identities, attitudes, and concepts. This study is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.