Faculty Profiles

Chana Etengoff

Assistant Professor
Psychology, Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology

Blodgett Hall 212g
516.877.4752
cetengoff@adelphi.edu

General Information

Diplomas/Degrees

Diplomas/Degrees

PhD, Human Development, Graduate Center of the City of New York (2013)

Professional Experience

Professional Experience

2013-2017 Term Assistant Professor, Barnard College-Columbia University

Personal Statement

Personal Statement

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. 

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