I hope this email finds you well. My name is Elisa Cameron-Niang, and I am a doctoral candidate in the City College of New York’s Clinical Psychology program. I am seeking individuals who identify as multiracial or biracial to take part in my dissertation study exploring the experiences of multiracial people.

What is the purpose of this study?

The purpose of this research study is to better understand the factors that influence the racial identity development of multiracial individuals.

What does this study involve? 

The study has two parts – an online survey and a semi-structured interview. You can choose to participate in just the survey portion or both the survey and the interview. Participation in the first part of the study involves filling out an online survey asking you about your experiences as a Multiracial/Biracial person. The survey is expected to take approximately 25 minutes. For every 25 survey responses, a respondent will be selected at random to receive a $25 electronic gift card. Respondents have a one in twenty-five chance of winning the gift card.

Following the completion of the online survey, you can express interest in participating in the second part of the study, which consists of a 60-90-minute-long semi-structured interview. Each participant who engages in the semi-structured interview will receive a $50 electronic gift card.

Your participation in this study is entirely voluntary.

 Eligibility criteria:

 To participate, you must

(1)     Be 18 to 29 years of age,

(2)     Identify as biracial or multiracial, and

(3)     Have one biological parent that identifies racially as Black, and one biological parent that identifies racially as White

If you would like to participate in the online survey, you can click on this link.

If you have any questions, you can reach me at ecamero000@citymail.cuny.edu. Please feel free to share this with those who may be interested in participating.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I greatly appreciate your participation.


Elisa Cameron-Niang, LMHC

Doctoral Candidate, Clinical Psychology

The City College of New York

This study has been approved by the City College of New York Institutional Review Board (IRB-2023-0410-CCNY).