Phillip L Hammack
|Division||Social Sciences Division|
|Department||Psychology Department, |
|Web Site|| http://ucsc.academia.edu/PhillipLHammack|
|Office||Social Sciences 2, Room 333|
|Office Hours||By appointment (Winter & Spring 2015)|
|Campus Mail Stop||Psychology Faculty Services|
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. He is currently directing two large empirical projects: the Community Climates Project and the Generations Project. The Community Climates Project is funded by the William T. Grant Foundation and examines variability in local policies and psychological experience for sexual minority (i.e., lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) youth in the San Francisco Bay area and the Central Valley. The Generations Project is funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and examines the way in which sexual minorities of distinct generation-cohorts interpret social and historical change, as well as the way in which they construct community and respond to cultural heterosexism. The Generations Project is a multi-site project including collaborators at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Columbia University, the University of Arizona, and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). A third project in development will examine queer relationships, with a focus on forms of relationality that challenge heteronormativity (e.g., polyamorous, kink/fetish relationships). These projects employ multiple methods, including narrative, ethnographic, survey, and policy analysis.
Biography, Education and Training
PhD, University of Chicago
MA, Loyola University, Chicago
AB, Georgetown University
Honors, Awards and Grants
R01 Research Grant, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (2014-2019)
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)
Visiting Fellowship, Joan B. Kroc Institute of International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame (2010-2011)
National Science Foundation, Planning Visit Grant (2009-2010)
United States Institute of Peace, Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowship (2006)
Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship (2005)
- Hammack, 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 140H: Sexual Identity & Society (Fall 2014)
PSYC 211A: Proseminar in Social Psychology I - Social Justice and the Individual (Fall 2014)