ABOUT PROFESSOR HAMMACK

Phillip L. Hammack is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Sexual and Gender Diversity Laboratory at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is also Editor of the Oxford University Press Series on Sexuality, Identity & Society and Associate Editor of Qualitative Psychology, the official journal of the Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology. Trained as an interdisciplinary social scientist at the University of Chicago, Hammack has conducted research with several communities experiencing social injustice.

EDUCATION

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Social change and the queer life course

How do sexual and gender identity minorities of distinct birth cohorts develop their identities, experience and manage stigma, and make meaning of social change?

2002-2006

University of Chicago

Ph.D., Cultural Psychology, Committee on Human Development

Gay men's health, identity & sexual culture in the twenty-first century

How do diverse gay and other men who have sex with men understand health and identity in the post-AIDS era? How has the sexual culture shifted with innovations in HIV treatment and prevention?

The new queer teenager

How are today's adolescents challenging received binaries and taxonomies to create new identities and communities? How does the experience of queer teens diverge across diverse communities?

Queer intimacies

What is the social and psychological experience of individuals in non-normative relationships such as same-sex, polyamorous, or kink/fetish? What unique experiences exist in relationships for individuals who identify as transgender, gender non-binary, asexual, pansexual, and other diverse gender or sexual identities?

1999-2002

Loyola University Chicago

M.A., Clinical Psychology

1994-1998

Georgetown University

A.B., Psychology (Minor: Sociology)

EDUCATION

AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS

2002-2006

University of Chicago

Ph.D., Cultural Psychology, Committee on Human Development

2017-2018

Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University

Fellowship

2017-2018

Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University

Fellowship

2013

International Society for Political Psychology

Erik Erikson Early Career Award

2012

Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict & Violence

Ed Cairns Early Career Award

2011-2012

Spencer Foundation/National Academy of Education

Fellowship

2011

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)

Louise Kidder Early Career Award

2013-2018

William T. Grant Foundation

Scholar Award

Queer intimacies

What is the social and psychological experience of individuals in non-normative relationships such as same-sex, polyamorous, or kink/fetish? What unique experiences exist in relationships for individuals who identify as transgender, gender non-binary, asexual, pansexual, and other diverse gender or sexual identities?

Narrative, mind & culture

How do individuals engage with stories of group history and identity in the course of development? How is the life story both an individual and social creation?

University of California, Santa Cruz

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