Faculty Associate

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Katherine Kuvalanka, Associate Professor
Department of Family Science and Social Work

McGuffey Hall 101F

Kuvalanka Research Interests

Katherine A. Kuvalanka earned her Ph.D. in family studies from the University of Maryland, College Park, and is currently an associate professor in the Department of Family Science and Social Work at Miami University. Her research has focused on families with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) family members. She is interested in factors ranging from the proximal (e.g., individual, family, school) to the distal (e.g., legal climate) that pose challenges to, and foster resilience among, families with LGBTQ members. She has received funding from the Williams Institute at the University of California–Los Angeles School of Law, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and the American Psychological Foundation. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of GLBT Family Studies and the Journal of Youth & Adolescence and is the principal investigator of the Trans*Kids Project (http://transkids.info/), a longitudinal study of 50 families with transgender and gender-diverse children.

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