PhD, Human Development, Graduate Center of the City of New York (2013)
2013-2017 Term Assistant Professor, Barnard College-Columbia University
Professor Chana Etengoff’s scholarship is focused on understanding how cultural, gender and sexual minority groups agentively mediate sociorelational conflicts—transforming minority stress into stress related growth. Her work is informed by a theoretical stance that human development is a constructive process embedded in relational, sociopolitical and historical contexts. Recent projects include inquiries into how Muslim emerging adults navigate difficult intergroup relations post 9/11 and how gay emerging adults from religious backgrounds mediate familial and cultural conflicts. Current lines of research are focused on understanding the mediating role of transgender vlogs and the LGBTQ Muslim Experience.
Dr. Etengoff is now co-editing a special guest issue of the Journal of Homosexuality on the LGBTQ Muslim Experience. The Call for Papers is open until April 1st 2017 and can be accessed here: http://explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/beh/jh_muslims
Before beginning her appointment at Adelphi, Dr. Etengoff served as a Term Assistant Professor and the Director of Barnard's Minority Conflict & Mediation (MCM) Lab from 2013-2017. Professor Etengoff has served as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Adolescent Research, Self and Identity, APA's Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, Journal of Homosexuality, Psychology of Men & Masculinity, Journal of GLBT Family Studies, the Journal of Lesbian Studies, and the Journal of Youth & Society. Her ongoing research project focusing on the intersection of sexual and religious identity among LGBTQ Muslims was recently awarded competitive funding by the Equality Knowledge Project Grant (Equality Research Center, Eastern Michigan University).
Etengoff, C. & Rodriguez, E.M. (2020). Religious Identity Development. In S. Hupp and J. Jewell (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Development. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.
Rodriguez, E.M. & Etengoff, C. (2016). Christian LGBTQ People. In A.E. Goldberg (Ed.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies (pp. 224-227). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Reference. http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483371283.n81
Rodriguez, E. M., Etengoff, C., & Shmerler, D.L. (2016). Reconciliation of Religious Identity & Sexuality. In A.E. Goldberg (Ed.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies (pp. 952-955). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Reference. http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483371283.n335
Polihronakis, C.J.**, Etengoff, C., Rodriguez, E.M. (2016). LGBTQ Issues in K-12 Urban Education across Global Contexts. In A.E. Goldberg (Ed.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies (pp. 698-702). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Reference. http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483371283.n247
Polihronakis, C.J.**, Etengoff, C., Rodriguez, E.M. (2016). LGBTQ (In)visibility within College Contexts. In A.E. Goldberg (Ed.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies (pp. 694-697). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Reference. http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483371283.n246
**Graduate Student Author
Etengoff, C. & Rodriguez, E.M. (2016). Religion/Spirituality & LGBTQ People. In A.E. Goldberg (Ed.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies (pp. 943-947). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Reference. http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483371283.n333
Etengoff, C. & Rodriguez, E.M. (2016). LGBTQ Online Communications: Building Community through Blogs, Vlogs & Facebook. In A.E. Goldberg (Ed.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies (pp. 703-706). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Reference. http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483371283.n248
Rodriguez, E.M. & Etengoff, C. (2016). Religious Workplaces: The Joys, Trials and Tribulations of LGBT Clergy. In T. Köllen (Ed.), Sexual Orientation and Transgender Issues in Organizations - Global Perspectives on LGBT Workforce Diversity (pp.181-196). New York, NY: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-29623-4_11
Etengoff, C. (2016). “You Say You Love Me, But You Don’t Support Me”: Coming Out Communications Within Religious Family Contexts. In L. Olson & M. Fine (Eds.), The Darker Side of Family Communication: The Harmful, the Morally Suspect, and the Socially Inappropriate (pp. 201-224). New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc.
Etengoff, C. (2012). Fashioning Identities in Virtual Environments. In J.L. Foltyn (Ed.), Fashions: Exploring fashion through culture. Probing the Boundaries at the Interface Series (pp.135-150). Oxford, UK: The Inter-Disciplinary Press.
Etengoff, C. & Lefevor, T. (2021). Sexual Prejudice, Sexism, and Religion. Current Opinion in Psychology. 40(1), 45-50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2020.08.024
Etengoff, C. & Rodriguez, E.M. (2020, Online First). “At Its Core, Islam is about Standing with the Oppressed:” Exploring Transgender Muslims' Religious Resilience. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. https://doi.org/10.1037/rel0000325
Etengoff, C. (2020). Repositioning Cultural Competency with Clinical Psychology Doctoral Students: Unpacking Intersectionality, Standpoint Theory, and Multiple Minority Stress/Resilience. Women and Therapy, 43(1), 348-364. https://doi.org/10.1080/02703149.2020.1729472
Etengoff, C. (2020, Online First). Praying for Inclusion: Gay Men’s Experiences on Religious College Campuses. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy. https://doi.org/10.1080/87568225.2020.1739584
Etengoff, C., & Rodriguez, E.M. (In Press). Incorporating Transformative Intersectional Psychology (TIP) into Our Understanding of LGBTQ Muslims’ Lived Experiences, Challenges, and Growth. Journal of Homosexuality.
Etengoff, C., & Rodriguez, E.M. (In Press). “I feel as if I’m lying to them”: Exploring Lesbian Muslims’ Experiences of Rejection, Support, and Depression. Journal of Homosexuality.
Etengoff, C. (2019). Transvlogs: Online Communication Tools for Transformative Agency and Development. Mind, Culture, and Activity, 26(2), 138-155. https://doi.org/10.1080/10749039.2019.1612438 Open Access
Rodriguez, E. M., Etengoff, C., Vaughn, M. (2019). A Quantitative Examination of Identity Integration in Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual People of Faith, Journal of Homosexuality, 66(1), 77-99. https://doi.org/10.1080/00918369.2017.1395259 Free link: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/zcJMYAZAaeeDJT2mVva5/full
Etengoff, C., & Rodriguez, E.M. (2017). Gay Men’s and their Religiously Conservative Family Allies’ Scriptural Engagement, Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 9(4), 423-436. https://doi.org/10.1037/rel0000087
Mintz, G., Etengoff, C., Grysman, A. (2017). The Relation between Childhood Parenting Behaviors and Emerging Adults’ Experiences of Shame and Guilt. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26(10), 2908-2920. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-017-0778-5
Etengoff, C. (2017). Petitioning for Change: Letters to Religious Leaders from Gay Men and their Religious Family Allies, Journal of Homosexuality, 64(2), 166-194. https://doi.org/10.1080/00918369.2016.1174022
Etengoff, C. & Daiute, C. (2016). Religious Cultural Experiences of Emerging Adults Questionnaire. APA PsycTESTS, https://doi.org/10.1037/t26040-000.
Etengoff, C. (2016). Using Zines to Teach about Gender Minority Experiences & Mixed-Methods Research. Feminist Teacher, 25(2-3), 211-218. https://doi.org/10.5406/femteacher.25.2-3.0211
Etengoff, C., & Daiute, C. (2015). Clinicians’ Perspectives of Religious Families’ and Gay Men’s Negotiation of Sexual Orientation Disclosure and Prejudice, Journal of Homosexuality, 62(3), 394-426. https://doi.org/10.1080/00918369.2014.977115
Etengoff, C., & Daiute, C. (2015). Online Coming Out Communications between Gay Men and their Religious Family Allies: A Family of Choice and Origin Perspective, Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 11(13), 278-304. https://doi.org/10.1080/1550428X.2014.964442
Etengoff, C., & Daiute, C. (2014). Family Members’ Uses of Religion in Post–Coming-Out Conflicts with Their Gay Relative. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 6(1), 33-43. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0035198
Etengoff, C., (2013). When Does a Joke Go Too Far? Understanding the Ethical Implications of Applying Psychology Within and Beyond the Lab. TeachPsychScience.org: An Association for Psychological Science Peer-reviewed Lesson Plan Publication, http://www.teachpsychscience.org/resource.asp?id=133
Etengoff, C., & Daiute, C. (2013). Sunni-Muslim American Religious Development during Emerging Adulthood, Journal of Adolescent Research, 28(6), 690-714. https://doi.org/10.1177/0743558413477197
Etengoff, C. (2011). Playing with Pixels: Youth, Identity, and Virtual Play Spaces, Childhoods Today, 5 (2), ISSN 1753-0849.
Etengoff, C. (2011). An Exploration of Religious Gender Differences amongst Jewish-American Emerging Adults of Different Socio-Religious Subgroups, Archive for the Psychology of Religion, 33(3), 371-391. https://doi.org/10.1163/157361211X607316
International Conference Papers
Etengoff, C. Rodriguez, E.M., Kurniawan, F. Exploring the Association between Family Relationships and Depression among LGBTQ Muslims in Indonesia, Individual Paper Presentation, 7th International Congress on Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection, May 15-May 18, 2018.
Etengoff, C. “I vlog…to get out of my head and into yours”: Transgender Knowledge Sharing on YouTube. Society for Community Research and Action, Ottawa, Canada, June 21-24, 2017.
Etengoff, C. & Rodriguez, E.M. Development of the Muslim LGBTQ Identity Integration Measure. International Society for Research on Identity 24th Annual Conference, Groningen, Netherlands, May 18-21, 2017.
Etengoff, C., & Rodriguez, E. M. A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Lesbian Muslims’ Depression & Familial Rejection. International Congress on Interpersonal Acceptance-Rejection, Madrid, Spain, June 7-10, 2016.
Etengoff, C., & Daiute, C. Mediating Communal Homophobia with Narrative Tools. International Society for Cultural Activity Research (ISCAR), Sydney, Australia, September 29-October 3, 2014.
Etengoff, C. The Fashion of Virtual Space & Place. 1st Global Fashion Conference: Exploring Critical Issues, Oxford University, United Kingdom, September 25-27, 2009.
Please contact Dr. Etengoff at firstname.lastname@example.org for a complete conference presentation listing.
Etengoff, C. (2019). LGBTQ Religious and Spiritual Experiences: Context, Intersectionality, and Mental
Health. Invited presentation at APA Division 36: Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality Conference, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, April 5-6.
Etengoff, C. (2019). “I can't let religion stop me from being who I am. I embrace Islam and my sexual orientation”: Intersectional Approaches to LGBTQ Muslims’ Identity Conflict & Integration. Invited presentation at SUNY Old Westbury Honors College, New York, March 4.
Rodriguez, E.M., Etengoff, C., Kurniawan, F. (2018). The LGBTQ Muslim Experience Study: A new frontier in research on sexual and gender minority people of faith. Psychiatric Grand Rounds, North General Hospital, Bronx, NY, May 9.
Etengoff, C. (2017). “I sometimes feel ashamed of being gay. But isn't that what Allah wants me to be?”. Invited presentation at Sara Lawrence College, Department of Psychology Summer Speaker Series, June 21, 2017.
Etengoff, C. (2017). Sexual and Religious Identity among LGBTQ Muslims. 54th Annual Isabel Maitland Stewart Conference on Research in Nursing, Teachers College-Columbia University, May 5, 2017.
Honors and Accomplishments
Honors and Accomplishments
FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS & FUNDING
2017-2018 Equality Knowledge Project Grant Awardee, Equality
Research Center, Eastern Michigan University, $2,000
2015-2017 Barnard Faculty Research Grant Awardee, $7,624
2013-2017 Barnard Faculty Conference & Research Travel Grant, $10,900
2013-2017 Barnard Psychology Research Lab Funding, $17,000
2013-2014 Hybrid Course Training Fellow, Center for Teaching Excellence
and Learning, City College of New York, $1,500
2012-2013 Graduate Center Dissertation Fellowship & Award Competition
Winner, City University of New York Graduate Center, $25,000
2011-2012 CUNY Writing Fellow, CUNY Graduate Center, $20,000 annually
2007-2011 Graduate Teaching Fellow & Enhanced Chancellor’s Fellow,
CUNY Graduate Center, $20,000 annually
2011 CUNY Graduate Center Presidential Research Fund, $500
2009 Minority Access Graduate Networking in the Sciences, Technology, Engineering,
and Mathematics, National Science Foundation Award #0450360, $1,750
2007 Rosenberg Zalk Student Travel & Research Fund Award, $500
Co-Editor, Special Issue of Journal of Homosexuality on LGBTQ Muslims, 2017-2018
Article Reviewer, Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 2017
Article Reviewer, Journal of Adolescent Research, 2017 (2x)
Article Reviewer, Journal of Lesbian Studies, 2017
Article Reviewer, Open Psychology Journal, 2017
Article Reviewer, Journal of Youth & Society, 2016
Article Reviewer, European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Healthcare, 2016
Article Reviewer, Self & Identity, 2016 (2x)
Chapter Reviewer, Sexual Orientation and Transgender Issues in Organizations, 2015
Article Reviewer, Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 2015 (2x)
Article Reviewer, Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 2015
Article Reviewer, Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 2015
Article Reviewer, Journal of Homosexuality, 2014-2016 (5x)
Textbook Reviewer, Routledge/Psychology Press, 2014
Article Reviewer, Journal of Adolescent Research, 2013
Online Learning Resources Reviewer, My Developmental Lab, Pearson 2011-2012
Invited Faculty Panelist, Barnard College Student Government Association Roundtable:
Managing Microaggressions, 2016
Search Committee Member, Barnard Social Science Librarian Search, 2015
Co-author, Iraq LBT Project Training Manual, International Women’s Human Rights
Clinic, CUNY Law School, 2015
Academic Adviser, Barnard College First Years and Psychology Majors, 2014-Present
Faculty Representative, Barnard Queers & Allies Network, 2014-Present
Executive Committee Doctoral Representative, CUNY Graduate Center, 2012-2013
Presenter, Building Bridges: All Psychology Research Day, CUNY Graduate Center,
Doctoral Representative, Developmental Psychology Admissions Committee, CUNY Graduate Center, 2010
Panelist, Applying to Psychology Doctoral Programs Panel, Yeshiva University, 2009
Doctoral Representative, Developmental Psychology, Curriculum Committee, CUNY Graduate Center, 2006-2009
Invited Speaker, Emerging Adulthood in the Orthodox Jewish Community. Ohel Children’s Home and Family Service Agency, Brooklyn, New York, December 5.
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