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Aran Garnett-Deakin

Aran Garnett-Deakin

Elayna Seago
Aran Garnett-Deakin, MS to Ph.D. Student in Family Studies

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.



  • Fathers and fatherhood
  • Identity
  • Minoritized populations
  • Young adults
  • Family relationships


B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies at University of North Carolina, Greensboro


NCFR Honors student 2020