Associate Professor, Research Methods, George Mason University
Phone: (703) 993-5076
Topics of Expertise: Economic Inequality / Feminism & Families / Immigrant, Mixed Status, & Transnational Families / Loss & Resiliency within Families / Public Policy / Race, Ethnicity, & Culture
Bethany Letiecq is an associate professor of Research Methods and Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) whose work focuses on using community-based participatory action research, forging research partnerships with minoritized and marginalized families, and taking action for systems change. She received her Ph.D. degree in Family Science from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1999. She was a founding faculty member of the HDFS program at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Her research has been published in scholarly journals such as Journal of Family Theory and Review, Family Relations, Journal of Family Issues, Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, Journal of Counseling and Development, Fathering, Health Education and Behavior, and Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. She currently conducts community-based participatory and action research in partnership with Central American immigrant families. Her collaborative research focuses on the social and living conditions of immigrant families in the Washington DC region, with an emphasis on the ways in which policies and institutional practices facilitate or hinder family well-being.