Lolita Moss, PhD

Assistant Professor

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Education & Affiliations

University of Michigan – Master of Social Work degree
University of Michigan – PhD., Social Work and Psychology


Lolita Moss is an interdisciplinary social scientist with youth development practice experience, as well as social work and developmental psychology training. Her research interests center on Black adolescent development, interpersonal violence, and romantic relationships. She has explored the role of mainstream media as a socialization mechanism for violence-related attitudes and behaviors. Her current research agenda bridges the impact of policy and social networks on social attitudes and psychosocial outcomes. She has extensive applied research experience and seeks to build strong community-based research partnerships. She received her Bachelor’s degree, Master of Social Work degree, and PhD in Social Work and Psychology from the University of Michigan.

Research Areas

  • Intimate partner violence
  • Media socialization
  • Adolescent development
  • Intervention
  • African American youth

Honors & Awards

2021 – Joanne Yaffe Fellowship

2019 – Telluride Association Scholarship


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