Dr. Rachel Birmingham
Associate Professor/CAST Coordinator
Justice Studies
Child Advocacy Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-4709
• Child Abuse and Family Violence • Child and Adolescent Development • Patterns of Family Interaction
Courses Taught
CAST 302 Psychosocial Advocacy for Developmental Maladjustment
CAST 304 CAST Internship Seminar
JUST 109 First Year Experience: Justice in Chicago
PSYC 210 Parenting
PSYC 215 Child Psychology
Research Interests
Family violence, with emphasis on sibling violence and abuse, as well as general health and well-being across early and middle childhood.

• Ph.D., Human Development & Human Studies, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, 2013
• M.S., Family, Youth & Community Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 2007
• B.A., Sociology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 2005

Selected Publications

Birmingham, R. S., Bub, K. L., & Vaughn, B. E. (2017). Parenting in infancy and self-regulation in preschool: an investigation of the role of attachment history. Attachment & Human Development19, 107-129.

Birmingham, R. (2008). Sibling Violence and Abuse. In Brackett, K. (Ed.), Battleground: The Family (pp. 221-227). Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing.

Birmingham, R. (2008). Domestic Violence. In Brackett, K. (Ed.), Battleground: The Family (pp. 521-525). Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing.

LWH 4071
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625-4699
United States

(773) 442-4709
Office Hours
Spring 2019: Monday 8:30-11:30 a.m.; Tuesday 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; and by appointment
El Centro
Main Campus