Sheretta Butler-Barnes

Sheretta Butler-Barnes is an associate professor at the Brown School at Washington University. With CSD, her research focused on youth development in the context of race, inequality, and social mobility.

Faculty Profile

CSD Projects

Celebrating Strengths of Black Girls

Youth Development

We work to advance equity for girls of color. This project focuses on building resiliency, and it identifies assets that are protective factors.

Strengths-Based Assets of Black Adolescents

Youth Development

We explore how black youth draw on personal and cultural resources to thrive despite challenges to their identities from institutional racism.

The Criminal Brand: America’s Invisible Class

Youth Development

We work to expand the audience of testimonies from youth and children affected by the cycle of incarceration, violence and disenfranchisement.