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Nkiru Nnawulezi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Contact information:


Office: Math/Psychology 339


Fax: 410.455.1055

Lab: SH 508


Ph.D. – Michigan State University, 2015

Area of Study:

Community Psychology

Research Interests:

Gender-based violence, Black women, survivor empowerment, intersectionality, help-seeking, organizational behavior

Graduate Research and Training Opportunities:

 YES: Accepting new HSP graduate students for Fall 2018

Selected Publications:

Nnawulezi, N., Godsay, S., Sullivan, C.M., Marcus, S., & Hacskaylo, M. (in press). The influence of low-barrier and voluntary service policies on survivor empowerment in a domestic violence organization. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.

Gregory, K., Nnawulezi, N, & Sullivan, C.M (accepted). Exploring the impact of domestic violence shelter rules on survivor empowerment. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Nnawulezi, N., & Murphy, C.M. (2017). Understanding formal help-seeking among women whose partners are in abuser treatment programs. Psychology of Violence. Online first. doi: 10.1037/vio0000126

Adams, A.E., Nnawulezi, N., & Vandenberg, L. (2015). “Expectations to Change” (E2C): A participatory method for facilitating stakeholder engagement with evaluation findings. American Journal of Evaluation, 36(2), 243-255.

Nnawulezi, N., Robin, S., & Sewell, A. (2015). Femme-inism: In daily pursuit of personal liberation. Feminism and Psychology, 25(1), 67-72.

Nnawulezi, N., & Sullivan, C. M. (2014). Oppression within safe spaces: Exploring the presence of racial microaggressions within domestic violence shelters. Journal of Black Psychology40(6), 563 – 591.