Phillip L Hammack
|Division||Social Sciences Division|
|Web Site|| http://ucsc.academia.edu/PhillipLHammack|
|Office||Social Sciences 2, Room 333|
|Office Hours||Wednesday 2-3:30pm (Spring Quarter)|
|Campus Mail Stop||Psychology Faculty Services|
Research InterestsProfessor Hammack’s research broadly investigates identity and politics, particularly the way in which social categorization places individuals in states of relative power and privilege in societies. In one line of inquiry, he considers the impact of sexual stigma and cultural heterosexism on the development of sexual minority youth in the United States. In another, he considers how narrative and identity contribute to the intractability of political conflict among Israelis and Palestinians. Central to both of these programs of research is a commitment to producing transformative knowledge that might work for equality and social justice.
Professor Hammack is also interested in issues of history, theory, and paradigm in the discipline of psychology (especially social, cultural, and political psychology) and conducts historical research on the discipline, especially in relation to public policy.
Biography, Education and TrainingPhD, University of Chicago
MA, Loyola University, Chicago
AB, Georgetown University
Honors, Awards and GrantsWilliam T. Grant Foundation Scholar Award (2013-2018)
Erik Erikson Early Career Award, International Society of Political Psychology (2013)
Ed Cairns Early Career Award, American Psychological Association, Division 48 (2012)
Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow Award (2011-2012)
Louise Kidder Early Career Award, American Psychological Association, Division 9 (SPSSI) (2011)
National Science Foundation, Planning Visit Grant (2009-2010)
United States Institute of Peace, Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowship (2006)
Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship (2005)
Selected PublicationsHammack, P. L., Mayers, L., & Windell, E.P. (2013). Narrative, psychology, and the politics of sexual identity in the United States: From “sickness” to “species” to “subject.” Psychology & Sexuality, 4(3), 219-243.
Hammack, P. L., & Pilecki, A. (2012). Narrative as a root metaphor for political psychology. Political Psychology, 33(1), 75-103.
Hammack, P. L., & Windell, E.P. (2011). Psychology and the politics of same-sex desire in the United States: An analysis of three cases. History of Psychology, 14(3), 220-248.
Hammack, P. L., & Cohler, B.J. (2011). Narrative, identity, and the politics of exclusion: Social change and the gay and lesbian life course. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 8, 162-182.
Hammack, P. L. (2011). Narrative and the politics of identity: The cultural psychology of Israeli and Palestinian youth. New York: Oxford University Press.
Hammack, P. L. (2010). Identity as burden or benefit? Youth, historical narrative, and the legacy of political conflict. Human Development, 53, 173-201.
Hammack, P.L., & Cohler, B.J. (Eds.) (2009). The story of sexual identity: Narrative perspectives on the gay and lesbian life course. New York: Oxford University Press.
Courses TaughtPSYC 183: History & Systems of Psychology (Fall 2013)
PSYC 159A: Sexual Identity Seminar (Winter 2014)
PSYC 40: Introduction to Social Psychology (Spring 2014)