Lynet Uttal


Ph.D., sociology, women of color in the U.S., feminist theory, child care; University of California, Santa Cruz
M.A., social work, clinical/military; University of Southern California
B.A., psychology, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Departments & Organizations

Department of Counseling Psychology, School of Education


Lynet Uttal is a community based researcher. She teaches family theories and a community based research course on immigrant families, and leads international service learning courses to Honduras and Mexico.

Her current research focuses on optimizing human, family and community development for Latino immigrant families and Tibetan immigrant health. She is interested in biculturalism, using data on how immigrant parents raise their children in the U.S. between two cultures.

She has received a 3-year University of Wisconsin Ira & Ineva Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Grant to work with community partners to prevent domestic violence in Latino communities through strengthening couple and family communication.