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Zhang, Minyu

Minyu Zhang

Social Science/Humanities Research Associate I, Research Engineering/ Scientist Assistant
Population Research Center, Department of Mexican American and Latino/a Studies


zhangminyu@utexas.edu


Office Location
RLP

Minyu Zhang is currently a Research Associate working with Dr. Maria Arredondo, Dr. Elma Lorenzo-Blanco, and Dr. Belem López. Her graduate advisor/dissertation chair is Dr. Su Yeong Kim. She has recently defended her dissertation,  entitled: Perceived stress, sleep, and psychosocial health among Mexican-origin adolescents from immigrant families.

Research interests: socio-cultural stress, adolescent well-being, parenting, acculturation discrepancy, language brokering, language acquisition, physiological stress, cortisol, sleep

Published

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Zhang, M., Kim, S. Y., Hou, Y., & Shen, Y. (2020). Parent-child acculturation profiles and adolescent language brokering experiences in Mexican immigrant families. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 49, 335–351. doi:10.1007/s10964-019-01064-5

Kim, S. Y., Zhang, M., Chen, S., Song, J., Lopez, B. G., Rodriguez, E. M., Calzada, E., Hou, Y., Yan, J., & Shen, Y. (2020). Bilingual language broker profiles and academic competence in Mexican-origin adolescents. Developmental Psychology. doi: 10.1037/dev0001010

Lopez, B. G., Zhang, M., Arredondo, M. M., & Kim, S. Y. (2020). Simon effects in bilingual language brokers: The role of emotion and proficiency. International Journal of Bilingualism. doi: 10.1177/1367006920939659

Sim, L., Kim, S. Y., Zhang, M., & Shen, Y. (2019). Parenting and centrality: Uncovering the role of life meaning as a mediator for parental warmth and language broker Identity. Journal of Youth and Adolescence48, 510-526. doi:10.1007/s10964-018-0963-x

Shen, Y., Seo, E., Hu, Y., Zhang, M., & Chao. R. (2019). Measurement invariance of language brokering extent and attitudes in linguistic minority adolescents: Item response theory analyses. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology25, 170-178. doi:10.1037/cdp0000224

Kim, S. Y., Zhang, M., Zeiders, K. H., Sim, L., & Gleason, M. E. J. (2018). Language brokering and acute salivary cortisol response among Mexican American early adolescents. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology24, 510-520. doi:10.1037/cdp0000218

Zamboanga, B. L., Zhang, M., Olthuis, J. V., & Kim, S. Y. (2018). Understanding drinking game behaviors: A consideration of alcohol expectancies and motives to play and drink. Cognitive Therapy and Research42, 302-314, doi:10.1007/s10608-017-9886-1

Kim, S. Y., Hou, Y., Song, J., Schwartz, S. J., Chen, S., Zhang, M., Perreira, K. M., & Parra-Medina, D. (2018). Profiles of language brokering experiences and contextual stressors: Implications for adolescent outcomes in Mexican immigrant families. Journal of Youth and Adolescence47, 1629-1648. doi:10.1007/s10964-018-0851-4

Kim, S. Y., Hou, Y., Shen, Y., & Zhang, M. (2017). Longitudinal measurement equivalence of subjective language brokering experiences for Mexican American adolescents. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology23, 230-243, doi:10.1037/cdp0000117

Book chapters

Sim. L., Kim, S. Y., Zhang, M., & Shen, Y. (accepted). Role-based identity development in ethnic minority children from immigrant families: The development of language broker role identity. In Re/Formation and Identity: The Intersectionality of Development, Culture, and Immigration.

Kim, S. Y., Zhang, M., Hou, Y., & Shen, Y. (2020). Chapter 2: Acculturation, parent-child relationships, and mental health of adolescents in Chinese and Mexican immigrant families. In Hall: Mental and Behavioral Health of Immigrants in the United States.

 

Under Review

Lorenzo-Blanco, E. I., Zhang, M., Cobb, C., Meca, A., Szapocznik, J., Unger, J. B., Cano, M.A., Schwartz, S.J. (R&R). Longitudinal development of adolescent hope among recent immigrant Latinx adolescents: Links with adolescent and parent cultural stress, family functioning, emotional well-being, and behavioral health.

 

In Preparation

Kim, S. Y., Song, J., Chen, S., Zhang, M., Yan, J., Lopez, B. G., Arredondo, M., & Ip, K. (in prep). Intergenerational transmission of mother-adolescent executive functioning and school grades in Mexican Americans.

University Graduate Continuing Fellowship for 2019-2020, $44,000, UT Austin, Feb. 2019
Summer Bootcamp Funding, $4,910.50, College of Natural Sciences, UT Austin, Apr. 2019
     Applied together with Shanting Chen & Meng Huo, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences; funding will support the Summer Statistics Bootcamp in Aug. 2019 
Travel Awards, $260~$400, College of Natural Sciences, UT Austin, Sep. 2016, Apr. 2017, Apr. 2018, Jul. 2018, Sep. 2018, Apr. 2019
Summer Fellowship, $6,885, Graduate School, UT Austin, May. 2019
Summer Fellowship, $6,250, College of Natural Sciences, UT Austin, May. 2016

Zhang, M., & Kim, S. Y. (conference cancelled). Multiple daily stressors and sleep quality of adolescents from Mexican immigrant families. Poster session to be presented at the 2020 Society for Research in Adolescence Biennial Meeting, San Diego, CA. 

Zhang, M., Lorenzo-Blanco, E. I., Unger, J., & Schwartz, S. (2019, March) Hope trajectory among recent immigrant Latinx adolescents: Links with neighborhood factors, cultural stress, health outcomes. Poster session to be presented at the 2019 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Baltimore, MD.

Zhang, M., Kim, S. Y., & Hou, Y. (2018, September) Ask a Question: How to model dyadic acculturation status, a variable-center approach or a person-center approach? Poster session presented at the Fourth Biennial Developmental Methods Conference, Whitefish, MT.

Zhang, M., Kim, S. Y., & Hou, Y. (2018, July) Parent-child acculturation profiles and adolescent language brokering experiences in Mexican immigrant families. Poster session presented at the Biennial Division 45 Conference 2018, Austin, TX.

Zhang, M., Kim, S. Y. (2018, April) Parental monitoring, daily cortisol, and sleep quality of Mexico-origin early adolescents from immigrant families. Poster session presented at the 2018 Society for Research in Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

Shen Y., Seo, E., Hu, Y., Zhang, M., Chao, R. (2018, April) Validation of a concise language brokering scale for cross-cultural use. Symposium session presented at the 2018 Society for Research in Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

Yan, J., Zhang, M., Kim, S. Y. (2018, April) Bilingual language broker profiles and academic outcomes in Mexican American adolescents. Poster session presented at the 2018 Society for Research in Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

Zhang, M., Kim, S. Y., Hou, Y. (2017, April) Parent-child enculturation discrepancy and adolescent subjective language brokering experiences in Mexican American families. Poster session presented at the 2017 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Austin, TX.

Sim, L., Kim, S. Y., Zhang, M., Zeiders, K. (2017, April) Acute salivary cortisol response to a translating activity in Mexican American adolescent language brokers. Symposium session presented at the 2017 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Austin, TX.

Zhang, M., Kim, S. Y., Hou, Y. (2016, September) Measurement equivalence of a language brokering experiences scale among Mexican Americans parents. Poster session presented at the Third Biennial Developmental Methods Conference, Whitefish, MT.

The University of Texas at Austin
Workshop Instructor, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences
- Introduction to R - Data Analysis, Jan. 2019, Jan. 2020
- Statistics Bootcamp for Incoming Graduate Students, Aug. 2018, Aug. 2019 

The University of Texas at Austin
Teaching Assistant, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, Aug. 2015 - Present
- Research Method, Spring 2019
- Ethical, Philosophical, and Professional Development Issues, Fall 2018
- Theories of Child and Family Development, Fall 2018
- Socioeconomic Problems of the Family, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018
- Child Development, Spring 2017
- Personal and Family Finance, Fall 2016
- Introduction to Child Life, Spring 2016
- Field Practicum, Fall 2015, Fall 2017

The University of Texas at Austin
Teaching Assistant, Department of Statistics and Data Sciences, Summer Statistics Institute
- The Power and Pleasure of Probability, May. 2018
- Introduction to Stata, May. 2017