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Patrick R. Grzanka, Ph.D.

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Patrick R. Grzanka, Ph.D. [he/him/his] is Associate Professor of Psychology, Chair of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Interdisciplinary Program, and Director of the Social Action Research Team (SART) at the University of Tennessee’s flagship campus in Knoxville. He founded SART in 2010 at Arizona State University, where he taught in Barrett, the Honors College. In 2014, he joined the faculty at the University of Tennessee, where he teaches courses in social justice advocacy, research design, psychology of gender, and introduction to women, gender, and sexuality. Grzanka’s interdisciplinary work explores intersecting dimensions of social inequality, with a focus on race, gender, and sexualities. He uses theory and methods from sociology, science and technology studies, and women’s, gender, and queer studies to inform critical psychological research on how social institutions (re)produce harm, violence, and inequality. He is the 2018 recipient of the Michele Alexander Early Career Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.

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