Yulia E Chentsova Dutton


Associate Professor


(On leave Spring 2016)


Department of Psychology
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302D White-Gravenor


Dr. Yulia Chentsova Dutton has been teaching at Georgetown since 2007. She is a cultural psychologist. Her work is inspired by the core ideas of cultural psychology, particularly by the notion that it is possible for us to study culture in methodologically rigorous ways without losing sight of its complexity and essentializing it. Dr. Chentsova Dutton's research interests center on cultural shaping of emotions and social support. Her research bridges cultural and clinical psychology by examining how emotions and social support emerge from the interaction of universal tendencies (e.g., emotionally-valenced responses to personally relevant events, tendency to use social resources to solve problems), cultural scripts, and situational cues. Dr. Chentsova Dutton conducts research in East Asian, Russian and West African cultural contexts.

Dr. Chentsova-Dutton is a native of Russia. She received her undergraduate training from Williams College and graduate training from the University of Minnesota (in clinical science) and Stanford University (in affective science). She teaches courses in cultural, abnormal and personality psychology and affective science.


  • PhD (2005) Stanford University, Psychology
  • MA (2000) University of Minnesota, Psychology
  • BA (1996) Williams College, Psychology


  • Russian (speak, read, write)