Professor Mimi Chapman is helping to build bridges between different cultures and populations in North Carolina and abroad. Mimi examines immigration and the acculturation experiences of adolescent and younger Latinos in our state. She has implemented groundbreaking interventions that use art to help illuminate conscious and unconscious biases, with a goal toward changing how people treat one another.
Her pioneering work to combat discrimination has been used in training with college students, public school teachers and health care professionals. Mimi’s research has also been used in China to examine families’ urban-to-rural migration experiences.
On University Day in 2016, UNC presented the Edward Kidder Graham Award for Faculty Service to Mimi in recognition of her work.