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. He is currently directing two large empirical projects: the Queer Community Climates Project and the LGB Generations Project. The Queer Community Climates Project examines variability in local policies and psychological experience for queer youth in the San Francisco Bay area and the Central Valley. The LGB Generations Project 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. 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

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)