Justine Calcagno

Assistant Professor


Contact Information

LA 2145


Ph.D. in Psychology,
CUNY Graduate Center, 2016

M.A. in Psychology,
CUNY Graduate Center, 2012

B.S. in Psychology,
University of Oregon, 2008

Areas of Expertise

Gender Psychology

Social & Personality Psychology

Diversity Science

Activism & Collective Action


Dr. Calcagno received her Ph.D. from the Graduate Center at the City University of New York in 2016. Prior to her position at Towson, Dr. Calcagno was the Director of Research at the Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies (2014-2016) in New York City, and then a Senior Research Associate at the Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, D.C. (2016-2017). 



Dr. Calcagno researches how people respond to social problems--whether through activism, intergroup relations, or public policy. Theories related to gender and diversity science are core components of her scholarship, which is applied and aimed at informing policy-making. Her most recent research focuses on: activism, allies, and solidarity; gender and parenthood in the workplace; and stigmatization of chronic illness.