Brian Barber

Professor of Child and Family Studies, Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Director of the Center for the Study of Youth and Political Conflict

Phone: 865-974-1897
E-mail: bbarber1@utk.edu

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Brian Barber is the founding director of the university's Center for the International Study of Youth and Political Violence, a professor of child and family studies, and an adjunct professor of psychology. He specializes in the study of adolescent development in the context of political conflict, with a particular focus on youth from the Gaza Strip; Palestine; and Sarajevo, Bosnia. His work has been supported by the US National Institute for Mental Health, the Social Science Research Council, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Jerusalem Fund, and the United States Institute for Peace.

Topics of Expertise: Adolescent development in the context of political violence, cross-cultural parenting and adolescence