Chicago Neurogenesis

Kanae Kura, M.S.


Kanae Kura, M.S. is a researcher and a doctoral student of clinical psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. With a master’s degree in Child Development and Family Studies, Ms. Kura’s research interests include international/ interracial couples and their mixed heritage children. She believes this globalized family union holds a key to world peace, and strives to support and advocate for the families. Ms. Kura is also a mother of two mixed heritage children, and loves every minute with her children. Ms. Kura is multilingual, fluent in Japanese and Italian, some French, and working on Spanish.

Kanae Kura’s Publications:

Kura, K., Wee, S., Nalbone, D.P., & Weber, E. (in review). Acculturation of Japanese and American intermarried couples: Case study of their marital experiences and parenting. International Journal of Intercultural Relations.

Wee, S., Kura, K., & DiBona, T. (in review). “Amerasian” children’s racial identity portrayed in children’s picture books. Social Studies.

Wee, S., Kura, K., & Kim J. (2018). Unpacking Japanese culture in children’s picture books: Culturally authentic representation and historical events/political issues. Reading Horizons, 57(2), 35-55.