Faiza Bakth

Faiza Bakth

Faiza Bakth


 Faizun is a fourth-year Ph.D. graduate student at Wayne State University. Her research interests include examining Adolescents' experiences of peer victimization and its effects on youth's bio-behavioral processes such as Sleep and academic outcomes. Faizun also studies how adolescents' racial/ethnic identity develops within the context of racism and discrimination and how malleable protective factors may play a role in the development of minority youth. In her free time, she likes to read non-fiction books, watch horror movies, and spend time with her family and friends.


  • B.A., John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • M.A., Wayne State University

Research Focus

  • Peer Relationships
  • Ethnic-racial Identity
  • Sleep
  • Academic outcomes
  • Psychosocial Wellbeing

Honors and Awards

 Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute Predoctoral Fellowship (2022-Present)


Bakth, F. N., Chen, M., & Wang, Y. (2023). Adolescents’ experiences of peer ethnic/racial victimization and school engagement in everyday life: sleep as a moderator. Sleep Health. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sleh.2023.01.006

Bakth, F. N., Hoffman, A. J., & Schacter, H. L. (2022). Investigating the relation between ethnic–racial identity and classroom engagement among Cherokee adolescents: Cultural socialization as a moderator. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 28(2), 182–192. https://doi.org/10.1037/cdp0000530

Schacter, H. L., Hoffman, A. J., Ehrhardt, A., & Bakth, F. N. (2022). Peer victimization, schooling format, and adolescent internalizing symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic: Between- and within-person associations across ninth grade. Development and Psychopathology, 1–15. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0954579422000074

Schacter, H.L., Lessard, L.M., Kiperman, S. et al. Can Friendships Protect Against the Health Consequences of Peer Victimization in Adolescence? A Systematic Review. School Mental Health (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12310-021-09417-x

Fessinger, M. B., McWilliams, K., Bakth, F. N., & Lyon, T. D. (2020). Setting the Ground Rules: Use and Practice of Ground Rules in Child Forensic Interviews. Child Maltreatment, 26(1), 126–132. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077559520910783



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