Dr. Galupo is Professor of Psychology and director of the Sexual and Gender Identity Research lab at Towson University. Her teaching interests include: Sex Differences: Psychological Perspectives, Gender Identity in Transition, LGBT Studies, Sensation and Perception, and Research Methods. Her research interests focus on understanding the intersection of sexual orientation and gender identity as they are negotiated in the context of social and personal relationships, with a particular focus on bisexual/plurisexual and transgender experience. Dr. Galupo serves as the editor-in-chief for both the Journal of GLBT Family Studies (2013-present) and the Journal of Bisexuality (2015-present).

 Recent & Representative Work

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Boyer, C. R. *, & Galupo, M. P.  (2015, In Press). “Prove It!”: Same-Sex Performativity among Sexual Minority Women and Men. Psychology & Sexuality.

Mitchell, R. C.*, Panzarello, A.*, Gynkiewicz, A.*, & Galupo, M. P. (2015). Sexual minority and heterosexual former foster youth: A comparison of abuse experiences and trauma related beliefs. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 27, 1-16.

Boyer, C. R.* & Galupo, M. P. (2015). Attitudes toward individuals in same-sex and cross-sex encounters: Implications for Bisexuality. Journal of Bisexuality, 15(1).

Galupo, M. P., Henise, S. B.**, & Davis, K. S.* (2014). Transgender microaggressions in the context of friendship: Patterns of experience across friends' sexual orientation and gender identity. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 1(4), 461-470.

Mitchell, R. C.*, Davis, K. S.*, & Galupo, M. P. (Advanced online copy, 2014). Comparing perceived experiences of sexual prejudice among plurisexual individuals. Psychology & Sexuality.

Galupo, M. P., Mitchell, R. C.*, Grynkiewicz, A.*, & Davis, K. S.* (2014). Sexual minority reflections on the Kinsey Scale and the Klein Sexual Orientation Grid: Conceptualization and Measurement, Journal of Bisexuality, 14(3-4), 404-432.

Galupo, M. P., Davis, K. S.*, Grynkiewicz, A.*, & Mitchell, R.C.* (In Press, 2014). Conceptualization of sexual orientation identity among sexual minorities: Patterns across sexual and gender identity. Journal of Bisexuality, 14(3-4), 433-456.

Hagen, D. B.* & Galupo, M. P. (2014). Trans* individuals' experiences of gendered language with healthcare providers: Recommendations for practitioners. International Journal of Transgenderism, 15, 16-34.

Galupo, M. P.,  Krum, T.*, Hagen, D. B.*,Gonzalez, K. A.*, & Bauerband, L. A.* (2014). Disclosure of transgender identity and status in the context of friendship.  Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 8(1), 25-42.

Bauerband, L. A.* & Galupo, M. P. (2014).  Gender identity reflection and rumination scale: Development and psychometric evaluation. Journal of Counseling & Development, 92(2), 219-231.

Galupo, M. P., Bauerband, L. A.*,  Gonzalez, K. A.*,  Hagen, D. B.*, Hether, S.* & Krum, T.* (2014). Transgender Friendship Experiences: Benefits and barriers of friendships across gender identity and sexual orientation. Feminism & Psychology, 24(2), 193-215.

Gonzalez, K. A.* & Galupo, M. P. (2014). Comparative Optimism as a Framework for Positive Sexual Minority Experience. Psychology & Sexuality.

Krum, T.*, Davis, K. S.** & Galupo, M. P.  (2013). Gender inclusive housing preferences: A survey of college-aged transgender students. Journal of LGBT Youth, 10, 64-82.

Esterline, K. & Galupo, M. P. (2013). "Drunken Curiosity" & "Gay Chicken":  Gender differences in same-sex performativity. Journal of Bisexuality, 13,106-121.   

Hackl, A.*, Boyer, C. R.**, & Galupo, M. P. (2013). From "Gay Marriage Controversy" (2004) to "Endorsement of Same-Sex Marriage" (2012): Framing bisexuality in the same-sex marriage discourse. Sexuality & Culture, 17, 512-524..

Galupo, M. P.  & Gonzalez, K. A.* (2013). Friendship values and cross-category friendship patterns: Understanding friendship development across gender, sexual orientation and race. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 68,779-790.10.1007/s11199-012-0211-x

Hether, S.*, Bruno, E.**, Johnson, C. & Galupo, M. P. (2013). Spontaneous strategies for psychological control of seizures. Epilepsy & Behavior, 27(1), 140-143.


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*graduate student at time of research              **undergraduate student at time of research


Dr. M. Paz Galupo
Professor of Psychology

EMAIL: pgalupo@towson.edu

OFFICE:   LA 2131  

LGBT Studies

Department of Psychology

College of Liberal Arts

Towson University

Journal GLBT Family Studies

Journal of Bisexuality

If you are an LGBT minor, Dr. Cindy Gissendanner (Women's & Gender Studies) will be able to answer your questions and assign you an advisor.

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