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Marginalization, Mental Health, and Empowerment Lab
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About the Current Team > Siavonh Lenaburg

About the Current Team

Siavonh Lenaburg

Curriculum Vitae

I am a first year graduate student in the mental health counseling program. My previous undergraduate research at Barrett the Honors College at Arizona State University involved researching and writing about the phenomenology of eating disorders, sexuality studies, and how bodies respond to cultural norms and forces. My current research interests at Teachers College are focused on the impact of the intersections of personal identities (e.g., sexual orientation, gender, race, religion) on body image, self-perception, and self-esteem.  Additionally, I am interested in the general research areas of self and identity, and the relationship between the body and identity, as well as eating disorders particularly in minority communities. Currently my biggest project is working to outreach and spread awareness of the body politics of those suffering from eating disorders with LGBTQIQ identity, while discovering the best resources and information that can be provided to those professionals serving that community. Outside of the research team, I enjoy teaching and practicing yoga, writing, reading, and playing the cello.