Katherine A. Kuvalanka
Associate Professor at Miami University
Katherine A. Kuvalanka earned her MS in Marriage and Family Therapy and PhD in family studies from the University of Maryland, College Park. She joined the Miami University faculty in 2007 and is currently an associate professor. Her area of research is sexuality and gender in families, with a focus on families with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) family members. She is interested in the factors within a range of contexts – 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 UCLA School of Law, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and the American Psychological Foundation. She is on the editorial board for the Journal of GLBT Family Studies and the Journal of Youth and Adolescence and chairs the Research Review Committee for COLAGE (a national, non-profit organization run by and for individuals with LGBTQ parents).