Dr. Case is a social psychologist by training and applies critical race theory, feminist theory, queer theory, and intersectional theory to her teaching, research, and service to the profession, on campus, and in the surrounding community. Her mixed-methods research 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), focuses on pedagogical strategies for teaching about privilege through an intersectional lens. Her second book, now in print, emphasizes intersectionality pedagogy across the curriculum: Intersectional Pedagogy: Complicating Identity and Social Justice (2017).
In 2017, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI APA Division 9) named Dr. Case as Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring Awardee. She was also named the 2013 Innovative Teaching Award winner for her student project on public education and intersecting social identities. The project also earned the 2012 Social Psychology Network Action Teaching Award – Honorable Mention. In recognition of her teaching, Dr. Case was also awarded the University of Houston-Clear Lake Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award, the Alumni Association’s Outstanding Professor Award, and Minnie Stevens Piper Teaching Award.
As both Fellow of the American Psychological Association and Fellow of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), has served as Council member, Executive Council Member, Journal of Social Issues Editorial Board member, Convention Program Chair, Teaching and Mentoring Chair, Early Career Scholar Chair., and Program Chair for the 2008 and 2014 Conventions. She currently serves in her second term on the American Psychological Association Council of Representatives (APA COR) and the Council Diversity Work Group. In 2016, SPSSI honored her with the Distinguished Service Award.
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- Intersections of Identity Project Handout
Careers Course Schedule
- Linked course: Careers in Psychology
Interview Activity Handout
- Linked publication: Case, K. (2011). The class interview: Student engagement in courses covering sensitive topics. Psychology of Learning and Teaching, 10, 52-56.
- Case, K. (Ed.). (2013). Deconstructing privilege: Teaching and learning as allies in the classroom. New York, NY: Routledge.
- Case, K. (2012). Discovering the privilege of whiteness: White women’s reflections on anti-racist identity and ally behavior. Journal of Social Issues, 68, 78-96.
- Case, K. A. (2007). Raising white privilege awareness and reducing racial prejudice: Assessing diversity course effectiveness. Teaching of Psychology, 34, 231-235.
Case, K., & Lewis, M. (2012). Teaching intersectional LGBT psychology: Reflections from historically Black and Hispanic-serving universities. Psychology and Sexuality, 3, 1-17.
- Linked other: Intersections of Identity Project Handout
- Case, K., Kanenberg, H., Erich, S., & Tittsworth, J. (2012). Transgender inclusion in university nondiscrimination statements: Challenging gender-conforming privilege through student activism. Journal of Social Issues, 68, 145-161.
- Case, K., Iuzzini, J., & Hopkins, M. (2012). Systems of privilege: Intersections, awareness, and applications. Journal of Social Issues, 68, 1-10.
- Case, K. A., Stewart, B., & Tittsworth, J. (2009). Transgender across the curriculum: A psychology for inclusion. Teaching of Psychology, 36, 117-121.
- Case, K. A., & Stewart, B. (2010). Heterosexual privilege awareness, prejudice, and support of gay marriage among diversity course students. College Teaching, 58, 3-7.
- Case, K., & Meier, S. C. (2014). Developing allies to transitioning and gender-nonconforming youth: Training for counselors and educators. Journal of LGBT Youth, 11, 62-82.
- Case, K. A. (2007). Raising male privilege awareness and reducing sexism: An evaluation of diversity courses. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 31, 426-435.
- Case, K.A. (2017). Insider without: Journey across the working-class academic arc. Journal of Working-Class Studies, Vol 2, 16-35.
- Case, K., & Rios, D. (2017a). Educational interventions to raise awareness of white privilege. Journal of Excellence in College Teaching, 28, 137-156.
Case, K. (2011). The class interview: Student engagement in courses covering sensitive topics. Psychology of Learning and Teaching, 10, 52-56.
- Linked other: Interview Activity Handout
- Case, K. (2015). White practitioners in therapeutic ally-ance: An intersectional privilege awareness training model. Women and Therapy, 38, 263-278.
- Case, K., Hensley, R., & Anderson, A. (2014). Reflecting on heterosexual and male privilege: Interventions to raise awareness. Journal of Social Issues, 70, 722-740. doi:10.1111/josi.12088
- Cole, E., Case, K., Rios, D., & Curtin, N. (2011). Understanding what students bring to the classroom: Moderators of the effects of diversity courses on student attitudes. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 17, 397-405.
Careers in Psychology
- Linked other: Careers Course Schedule
- Introduction to Women's Studies
- Psychology of Gender, Race, & Sexuality
- Psychology of Race & Racism
- Psychology of Women
- Social Issues Methods and Analysis
- Social Issues Seminar
Kim A. Case
Department of Psychology
University of Houston--Clear Lake
2700 Bay Area Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77058