About Charlotte Tate


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Instructional Faculty, Special Programs

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At SF State Since:



Charlotte Tate, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at San Francisco State University. She is a mixed ethnicity trans woman and a lesbian. She is also an intersectional feminist. Her work is situated at the nexus of social and personality psychology—drawing methods, theories, and approaches from both traditions. Specifically, she examines the social identities of gender (trans* inclusive), sexual orientation (asexual inclusive), and ethnicity in the United States by focusing on the self and identity processes within those identities as well as prejudice and discrimination directed toward them. Her work uses an intersectional lens as a foundation to understand all these topics. Her work is largely quantitative, with a focus on multivariate statistical modeling, and is guided by conceptually analytic models that are amenable to qualitative inquiry as well. She has been on the editorial boards of Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology and Journal of Lesbian Studies and currently serves as an Associate Editor for Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, on the Editorial Board of Journal of Sex Research, and as a Consulting Reviewer for American Psychologist.