AffiliatesSART is based at Arizona State University, but we work with scholars at multiple campuses and institutions. Below is a list of our core affiliates with whom we frequently collaborate.

Joe Miles, Ph.D.Dr. Joe Miles (University of Tennessee, Knoxville – Department of Psychology)

Joe Miles is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He holds a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park and a master’s degree in education from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where he also earned a B.A. in psychology. Joe is an expert on intergroup relations and group therapy, and publishes research in leading journals of group dynamics and intergroup relations. He is developing an intergroup dialogue program at UTK, where he teaches courses on multicultural psychology and group therapy. Joe is PI, with SART Director Dr. Patrick Grzanka, on an NSF grant-funded project to study the production of sexual orientation as a mental health construct in psychotherapy. Joe is also working with SART on the development and further validation of Dr. Julie Arseneau’s Sexual Orientation Beliefs Scale (SOBS). Visit Dr. Miles’s professional web site.

Breanne Fahs, Ph.D.Dr. Breanne Fahs (Arizona State University – Women and Gender Studies)

Breanne Fahs is an associate professor of women and gender studies at Arizona State University, where she specializes in studying women’s sexuality, critical embodiment studies, radical feminism, and political activism.  She has a B.A. in women’s studies/gender studies and psychology from Occidental College and a Ph.D. in women’s studies and clinical psychology from the University of Michigan.  In addition to publishing widely in feminist, social science, and humanities journals, her book Performing Sex was recently published by SUNY Press (2011).  Currently she is completing two book projects: Valerie Solanas (forthcoming with Feminist Press), a biography about the controversial and politically significant life of author/would-be assassin Valerie Solanas, and The Moral Panics of Sexuality (forthcoming with Palgrave), an edited collection that examines cultural anxieties of “scary sex.”  She is the director of the Feminist Research on Gender and Sexuality Group at Arizona State University, and also works as a private practice clinical psychologist specializing in sexuality, couples work, and trauma recovery.  Visit Dr. Fahs’s professional web site.


Fernando Estrada, Ph.D.Dr. Fernando Estrada-Lopez (Loyola Marymount University – Counseling Psychology)

Fernando Estrada began his career in the non-profit sector working on victim advocacy issue focused on sexual and ethnic minority survivors of hate violence. He also led an LGBT student center at Cal Poly Pomona, which was recognized among the 100 Best Campuses for LGBT Students by The Advocate in 2006 under Fernando’s leadership. Fernando’s research focuses on understanding machismo (masculinity) among Latino men. His most recent article published in the Journal of Counseling Psychology is titled “Machismo and Mexican American Men: An Empirical Understanding Using a Gay Sample.” He is also interested in multicultural and social justice training issues. Fernando received his bachelors from UC San Diego and double masters from Teachers College-Columbia University. He received his PhD in Counseling Psychology from Arizona State University and is a Ford Fellow. Fernando is currently an Assistant Professor of Counseling in the School of Education at Loyola Marymount University.


Dr. Julie ArseneauDr. Julie Arseneau (Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System/Tulane University)

Julie Arseneau is a clinical psychologist and assistant director of psychology training at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System in New Orleans, and is a clinical assistant professor at Tulane University.  She holds a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park and earned her Ed.M. in psychological counseling at Teachers College, Columbia University. Julie’s clinical expertise is in trauma, particularly recovery from combat and disaster trauma, and the majority of her current practice is with veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Julie’s areas of scholarly interest and inquiry are the psychology and construction of sexuality and gender, and the application of novel treatments for trauma.

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