Timothy (T.J.) Sullivan
Home town: Harleysville, PA
Academic department: Doctoral student, Clinical Psychology
Departmental advisors: K. Daniel O’Leary and Joanne Davila
Sullivan’s research seeks to build new knowledge about how social inequality and injustice impacts sexual minority (e.g., lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, pansexual, or non-heterosexual) romantic relationships given that sexual orientation-related stigma by nature threatens the very existence of such partnerships. In particular, Sullivan focuses on understanding how experiences of discrimination, trauma, and violence may drive partners apart or bring them together.