Mimi Arbeit, PhD

Mimi Arbeit, PhD (they/them) is an assistant professor of psychology at Suffolk University in Boston, and Principal Investigator of the Youth Equity & Sexuality (YES) Lab. Dr. Arbeit’s scholarship applies antifascist principles to developmental science to hone strategies for countering far-right influences in young people’s lives, including: how to stop far-right recruitment of youth; how to protect youth from far-right violence; and how to support youth resistance to fascism, white supremacy, and male supremacy. This scholarship draws on Dr. Arbeit’s related lines of work in promoting adolescent sexuality development and preventing sexual violence, and on their experiences with antifascist community organizing. Mimi is driven by lived experiences that have shown that through organizing in solidarity, together we can defeat fascism and build power for social justice.