Phillip L Hammack

TitleAssociate Professor
DivisionSocial Sciences Division
DepartmentPsychology Department,
Stevenson College,
College Ten
Web Site
OfficeSocial Sciences 2, Room 333
Office HoursTuesday 1:30 - 3pm (Fall 2014)
Campus Mail StopPsychology Faculty Services
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Research Interests

Professor 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 Training

PhD, University of Chicago

MA, Loyola University, Chicago

AB, Georgetown University

Honors, Awards and Grants

William 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)

Courses Taught

PSYC 140H: Sexual Identity & Society (Fall 2014)
PSYC 211A: Proseminar in Social Psychology I - Social Justice and the Individual (Fall 2014)