Jeffrey Pierre, B.S.

RESEARCH FOCI: African Diaspora, Masculinity, Intimate Relationships,  Emerging Adults, Popular Culture

Jeffrey  entered the Applied Social & Cultural Doctoral program in Fall 2022. His major professor is Dr. Dionne Stephens.

Jeffrey's research examines the construction of meanings related to masculinity and intimate     relationship norms among racial/ ethnic minority men. Jeffery is particularly interested in exploring the ways in these perceptions influence attitudes toward healthy intimate relationship development within Haitian communities. His ultimate goal is to identify culturally appropriate intervention approaches that center Haitian values and socio historical realities.  For more information about his research, please email Jeffrey directly.

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Jeffrey's Recent Work


Stephens, D. P., Pierre, J. & Helpingstine, C. (2022). Black mothers’ perceptions of barriers and motivators for initiating adolescent dating violence discussions with daughters. Journal of Black Sexuality & Relationships(9)1 & 2.

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Jeffrey's Research Projects

To view research projects that Jeffrey has taken a leadership role in developing and/ or implementing, please visit our Current Research and Completed Research study pages.

Current Research

Drawing from both women and men, this mixed methods study gathers information about perceptions of masculinity values and dating expectation. The relevance of Haitian cultural values is centered in this exploration.       

Black College men's constructions of Sexual health meanings

This content analysis examines the meanings college Black college men give to the concepts of sex, sexual health education and sexual empowerment. Particular attention is being paid to culturally specific influences shaping these perceptions