PhD, Human Development, Graduate Center of the City of New York (2013)
2013-2017 Term Assistant Professor, Barnard College-Columbia University
Dr. Chana Etengoff is an intersectional developmental psychologist and an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Adelphi University’s Derner School of Psychology. Leading Adelphi’s Intersectional Development (ID) Lab, Dr. Etengoff focuses on exploring how cultural, gender and sexual minority groups agentively mediate sociorelational conflicts and disparities—creating opportunities for stress related growth. Her work is informed by a theoretical stance that human development is a co-constructive process embedded in relational, sociopolitical and historical contexts. Current lines of research are focused on understanding the mediating role of transvlogs, sexual and gender minority college students' development, and the LGBTQ+ Muslim Experience Study.
In addition to authoring more than 30 published scholarly works, Dr. Etengoff has served as Co-Editor of the Journal of Homosexuality’s Special Issue on the LGBTQ+ Muslim Experience and is an active member of the LGBTQ+ Family: An Interdisciplinary Journal's Editorial Board. Her ongoing research 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) and the Academic MAMA foundation. Etengoff's intersectional research is highlighted in developmental textbooks, such as Hutchison’s Dimensions of Human Behavior: The Changing Life Course and Grant’s methodological handbook Doing Excellent Social Research with Documents.
Etengoff's forthcoming book The LGBTQ+ Muslim Experience, published by Routledge, presents an accessible, applied discussion of transformative and intersectional approaches to LGBTQ+ Muslim research, training and clinical practice. The book asserts that LGBTQ+ Muslims can agentively build resilience pathways as they negotiate multiple minority identities and stressors. Through consciously recognizing the power-laden contexts of both conflict and development, scholars and clinicians can partner with multiple minority populations such as LGBTQ+ Muslims as they pursue social justice and enact their own transformative development.
Dr. Etengoff is a vetted member of the University of Michigan's Diversity Scholars Network and welcomes further collaborative efforts to address DEI in the classroom and lab. Her social justice approach to pedagogy at both the graduate and undergraduate level has been published in Women and Therapy and Teaching of Psychology. She values mentoring students and has co-authored peer-reviewed publications with both doctoral and undergraduate students.
Her research lab is accepting advisees at all academic levels beginning 2023-2024.
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.
Lefevor, T., Etengoff, C., Skidmore, S., (2022). Does Internalized Stigma Change the Way that Religiousness Relates to Health for Sexual Minorities? Journal of Homosexuality. Online First https://doi.org/10.1080/00918369.2022.2092807
Etengoff, C. & Hopkins, Z.*, & Rodriguez, E. (2022). Transformative LGBTQ+ Growth and Leadership within Greek Life. Journal of Homosexuality. https://doi.org/10.1080/00918369.2022.2059966
Etengoff, C. (2022). Reframing Psychological Research Methods Courses as Tools for Social Justice Education. Teaching of Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1177/00986283221097404
Etengoff, C., Rodriguez, E., Kurniawan, F., Uribe, E.* (2022). Bisexual Indonesian Men’s Experiences of Islam, the Quran and Allah: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Spiritual Resistance. Journal of Bisexuality. 22(1), 116-144. https://doi.org/10.1080/15299716.2021.2022557
Rothbaum, B.*, Etengoff, C., Uribe, E.* (2022). Transgender Community Resilience on YouTube: Constructing an Informational, Emotional and Sociorelational Support Exchange. Journal of Community Psychology, 50(5), 2366-2384. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22781
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. (2021). Praying for Inclusion: Gay Men’s Experiences on Religious College Campuses. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy. 35(4), 345-376. https://doi.org/10.1080/87568225.2020.1739584
Etengoff, C., & Rodriguez, E.M. (2021). Incorporating Transformative Intersectional Psychology (TIP) into Our Understanding of LGBTQ Muslims’ Lived Experiences, Challenges, and Growth. Journal of Homosexuality. 68(7), 1075-1082. https://doi.org/10.1080/00918369.2021.1888582
Etengoff, C., & Rodriguez, E.M. (2021). “I feel as if I’m lying to them”: Exploring Lesbian Muslims’ Experiences of Rejection, Support, and Depression. Journal of Homosexuality. 68(7), 1169-1195. https://doi.org/10.1080/00918369.2021.1888586
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. (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
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., & 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
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
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
International Conference Presentations
Hopkins, Z., & Etengoff, C. LGBTQ+ Belongingness in Collegiate Fraternity and Sorority Life. Poster presentation at the International Association of Relationship Research Conference, Ottawa, Canada, June 20-23, 2019.
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 email@example.com 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
2020 Academic MAMA Foundation, $1,000
2019 Provost Teaching Development Award to attend the National Institute for the Teaching of Psychology, January 3-January 6, $1,500
2016-2018 Equality Knowledge Project Grant Awardee, Equality Research Center, Eastern Michigan University, $2,000
2018 Adelphi LGBTQ Scholarship & Service Award, Lavender Graduation
2018 NSF Scientific Teaching Fellow, Adelphi University Summer Institute
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
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