Jana Sladkova is an  Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at UMass Lowell.

Jana Sladkova

Associate Professor

College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Coburn - 850 Broadway Street


Psychological issues of migration, qualitative research methods, narrative analysis

Research Interests

Psychosocial issues of migration; Social justice; Race.


  • Ph D: Social Psychology, (2007), City University of New York - New York, NY
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Journeys of Honduran Migrants to the United States
  • MA: English/TESOL, Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, (1994), University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, WI
  • MA: Domestic and International Trade, (1991), Prague School of Economics - Prague, Czech Republic

Selected Publications

  • Sladkova, J. (2016). Stratification of Undocumented Migrant Journeys: Honduran Case. International Migration, (1) 84.
  • Sladkova, J., McCabe, A., Cano, I., Cole, D. (2014). "I don’t like Speaking Spanish:" Delayed Narration in Children of Latino Immigrants. Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice, 5(2).
  • Sladkova, J., Mangado, S.M., Quinteros, J.R. (2012). Lowell Immigrant Communities in the Climate of Deportations. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 12(1) 78-95.
  • Sladkova, J., Bond, M.A. (2011). Las Migraciones como Din micas Dependientes del Contexto en un Mundo de Desigualdades Globales. Psychosocial Intervention, (3) 1-8.
  • Sladkova, J., Bond, M.A. (2011). Migration as a Context-Dependent Dynamic in a World of Global Inequalities Las Migraciones como Din mica Dependiente del Contexto en un Mundo de Desigualdades Globales. Psychosocial Intervention, 20(3) 327-332.
  • Sladkova, J. (2010). Journeys of Undocumented Honduran Migrants to the United States.
  • Sladkova, J. (2007). Documenting the Undocumented: Journeys of Honduran Migrants to the United States.
  • Sladkova, J. (2007). Expectations and Motivations of Hondurans Migrating to the United States. Journal of community & applied social psychology, 17(3) 187-202.
  • Silin, J.G., Sladkova, J., Viladrich, A., Fruedenberg, N., Duncan, E., Park, E. (2006). Welcoming the Stranger: Essays on Teaching and Learning in a Diverse Society. Occasional Paper Series 17. Bank Street College of Education.

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Understanding Triumphs and Challenges of Immigration and Adaptation: An Innovative Model for Economic and Social Integration Success (2014), Grant - UMass President’s Office 2014 Creative Economy Initiatives Fund
    Dinh, K.T. (Principal), Ho, I.K. (Co-Principal), McCabe, A. (Co-Principal), Sladkova, J. (Co-Principal)