Dr. Kevin Nadal


Executive Director at the Center for LGBTQ Studies at the Graduate Center at the CUNY and professor of Psychology at both John Jay College of Criminal Justice and GC CUNY

Dr. Kevin Leo Yabut Nadal is an award-winning scholar/activist who received his doctorate in
counseling psychology from Columbia University in New York City. Currently, he is the Executive
Director of the CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies at the Graduate Center (GC) at the City
University of New York (CUNY), as well as a Professor of psychology at both John Jay College of
Criminal Justice and GC- CUNY. He is one of the leading researchers in understanding the
impacts of microaggressions , or subtle forms of discrimination, on the mental and physical
health of people of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people; and
other marginalized groups. He has published over 90 works on multicultural issues in the fields
of psychology and education. A California-bred New Yorker, he was named one of People
Magazine’s hottest bachelors in 2006.

Dr. Nadal is the President of the Asian American Psychological Association, a National Trustee of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS), and a co-founder of the LGBTQ Scholars of Color Network. He has received the Early Career Award for Contributions to Excellence by the Asian American Psychological Association, the Emerging Professional Award for Research from the American Psychological Association Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race, and the Early Career Award for Research from the American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program. Finally, he is the host of Out Talk with Dr. Kevin Nadal – a talk show focusing on social justice issues in the US.

Dr. Nadal has been featured in the New York Times, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, PBS, the Weather Channel, the History Channel, HGTV, Philippine News, The Filipino Channel, and Filipinas Magazine. He is the author of five books including Filipino American Psychology: A Handbook of Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice (2011, John Wiley and Sons), Filipino American Psychology: A Collection of Personal Narratives (2010, Author House), Women and Mental Disorders (2011, Praeger), That’s So Gay: Microaggressions and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community (2013, APA Books), and Filipinos in New York City (2015, Arcadia).

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