I’m in the Clinical Psychology PhD program at George Mason University, in Fairfax, VA. I work with Dr. Lauren Cattaneo in her lab for social justice.

My research interests are interpersonal violence, intimate partner violence, hate violence against trans* women, causes of violence, and research on masculinity relating to violence. I am currently developing a scale to understand men’s responses to threatened masculinity.
I am also interested in research that will benefit the LGB, queer, and trans* communities, especially work on resiliency, community resiliency, and empowerment.


Calton, J. M., Cattaneo, L. B., & Gebhard, K. T. (2015). Barriers to help seeking for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer survivors of intimate partner violence. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 1524838015585318.

B.A. Sociology modified with African and African American Studies, Dartmouth College, 2009