Ashley Cureton Turner

Cureton, Ashley



  • 32700 Human Behavior in the Social Environment

Job Experience

  • Doctoral Research Assistant; University of Chicago (SSA)
  • Research Fellow; RefugeeOne
  • Project Coordinator; The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
  • Doctoral Theory Workshop Coordinator, University of Chicago (SSA)

Fields of Special Interest

  • Refugee children and adolescent development
  • Schooling among disadvantaged populations
  • School social work and urban education
  • International social work

Publications or Presentations

  • Anderson, C., Cureton Turner, A., Heath, R., & Payne, C.M. (2016).  On the meaning of grit…and hope…and fate control…and alienation…and locus of control…and…self-efficacy…and…effort optimism…and… The Urban Review, 48, 198-219.
  • Nagaoka, J., Farrington, C., Elhrich, S., Johnson, D.W., Heath, R., Dickson, S., Cureton Turner, A., Hayes, K., and Mayo, Ashley.  (June 2015); A Framework for Developing Young Adult Success in the 21st Century.  The Wallace Project at the Consortium on Chicago School Research, Chicago, IL.
  • Cureton Turner, A. (2015, March 6).  Outcasts in a new land: The history of social workers in the U.S. refugee resettlement program.  Retrieved from