Faizun N. Bakth

Faizun N. Bakth

Ph.D Candidate



Psychology, Developmental Science

Faizun N. 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.

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

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


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

Awards and grants

  • Steven A. Lewis Memorial Award (Winter, 2023)
  • Betty J. Neitzel Psychology Graduate Students Summer Research Award (Summer, 2023)
  • Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute Predoctoral Fellowship (2022-Present)
  • Dean’s Diversity Fellowship (2020–2023)


Selected publications

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

Courses taught by Faizun N. Bakth

Spring-Summer Term 2024 (current)

Winter Term 2024

Fall Term 2023

Spring-Summer Term 2023

Spring-Summer Term 2022