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Geoffrey Hervey

Title of Program: Intersectional Psychosociology of Justice

E-mail Address: ghervey@vols.utk.edu

Hometown: Memphis, TN

Year: Sophomore

Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2018

Description of Program: My program centers on the intersection of psychological and sociological concepts regarding human behavior and what role do those elements play in contributing to crime and criminal behavior, particularly as they relate to marginalized groups of people. There is also an advocacy-centric component to my program that seeks to understand systems of oppression primarily within the domain of mental health.

Departmental Emphases: Psychology, Sociology, and Criminology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Leticia Flores, Psychology

Plans after graduation (career, graduate/professional school, etc.): After completing my undergraduate education, I plan on attending graduate school for counseling psychology with an emphasis in multiculturalism and criminal behavior. I intend on using the knowledge I have acquired to perform culturally conscious mental health interventions for incarcerated persons, while simultaneously engaging in social justice advocacy work.

Other Academic Interests: Anthropology, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Political Science, Public Policy.

Study Abroad: I plan to study multicultural psychology in Italy and Scotland during the summer of 2016.

Research Experiences or Internships: I worked as an intern for the Tennessee Equality Project during the 2015 fall semester; in spring of 2016, I worked in a psychology lab for Dr. Jeff Larsen and Nicholas Alvar, where I helped study emotions and facial expressions.

Part-time employment; Hobbies; Campus Clubs/Activities: Executive board member and co-chair of SEAT (Sexual Empowerment and Awareness at Tennessee), member of the UT Diversity Matters Coalition, and Co-Director of Diversity Affairs; I enjoy cooking, fencing, reading, dancing, and being engaged in activism for social injustice.


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