Dr. Kaitlin Gabriele-Black

Associate Professor, Psychology

Contact Information:

Room 318
(401) 341-3118


B.A. in psychology and Spanish, Houghton College (2010)
M.A. in applied developmental and educational psychology, Boston College (2012)
M.A. in developmental psychology, Clark University (2015)
Ph.D. in developmental psychology, Clark University (2017)

Research Interests:


My research and expertise focus on the intersections of sexuality, gender and faith, specifically around evangelical Christianity. I have written and presented extensively on being LGBTQ+ in evangelical Christian families and on queer student engagement on evangelical Christian college campuses. I have also conducted research and published in the areas of same-sex parenting, adoptive parenting, religion and faith, and trans- and gender-nonconforming college students. I am the principal investigator of the ongoing Exvangelical Parenting Study, a mixed-methods project exploring the experiences of those who have left evangelical Christianity and how these individuals make sense of their conservative upbringing, while navigating the transition to parenthood. I'm a member of the American Psychological Association and its Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, and a member of the National Council on Family Relations and its feminism and family studies section.