Department of Human Development and Family Science
Aran Garnett-Deakin is a student in the Human Development and Family Science MS to Ph.D. program. Her research focuses on fathers and fathering identity, specifically fathering identity creation for minoritized men. Currently, she is working with rural Appalachian fathers to explore their narratives surrounding father identity. Aran approaches her work from a critical, post-positivist lens and mainly utilizes qualitative methodology. She plans to complete her Ph. D in 2026.