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College of Humanities & Sciences

Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

Kim A Case, Ph.D.

Kim Case, Ph.D., is Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies and Director of Faculty Success in the Office of the Provost. A social psychologist by training, she applies critical race theory, feminist theory, queer theory, and intersectional theory to her teaching, research, and service. Her mixed-methods scholarship examines ally behavior when encountering bias and interventions to increase understanding of intersectionality and systemic privilege, reduce prejudice, and create inclusive spaces within educational and community settings. Her pedagogical scholarship addresses “diversity” course effectiveness, inclusive classroom practices, and teaching for social justice. Her first book, Deconstructing Privilege: Teaching and Learning as Allies in the Classroom (2013, Routledge), focused on pedagogical strategies for teaching about privilege through an intersectional lens. Her second book emphasized intersectionality pedagogy across the curriculum: Intersectional Pedagogy: Complicating Identity and Social Justice (2017, Routledge). Her third book provides guidance and support for educators: Navigating Difficult Moments in Teaching Diversity and Social Justice (2020, APA).

Dr. Case’s academic work has been recognized by grant funding through the APA’s Grant for Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention, and Training. She also has received 8 national awards including APA’s Committee on Women in Psychology Distinguished Leadership Award, Robert S. Daniel Teaching Excellence Award, Outstanding Teaching, and Mentoring Award, and Distinguished Service Award.

Dr. Case served a total of 11 years on the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Council and 5 years as elected Representative to the American Psychological Association Council. She also works with the Institute for Academic Feminist Psychologists and the ADVANCE Resource and Collaboration (ARC) Network. She also serves as an Advisory Board member to the Georgia Tech/Emory University Department of Biomedical Engineering NSF RED grant for inclusive transformation. Her scholarship, blog, and teaching resources are available at
her website.

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