Professor of Psychology and Women's and Gender Studies

Kim A. Case, Ph.D.

Dr. Case is a social psychologist by training and applies critical race theory, feminist theory, queer theory, and intersectional theory to her teaching, research, and service to the profession, on campus, and in the surrounding community. Her mixed-methods research examines ally behavior when encountering bias and interventions to increase understanding of intersectionality and systemic privilege, reduce prejudice, and create inclusive spaces within educational and community settings. Her pedagogical scholarship addresses diversity-course effectiveness, inclusive classroom practices, and teaching for social justice. Her first book, Deconstructing Privilege: Teaching and Learning as Allies in the Classroom (2013), focuses on pedagogical strategies for teaching about privilege through an intersectional lens. Her second book emphasizes intersectionality pedagogy across the curriculum: Intersectional Pedagogy: Complicating Identity and Social Justice (2017). Her next book with Mary Kite and Wendy R. Williams is under APA contract, Navigating Difficult Moments in Teaching Diversity and Social Justice.

 In 2017, Dr. Case’s alma mater, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, recognized her with the Accomplished Alumni Award.


  • Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of Cincinnati
    • Graduate Certificate Women’s Studies
    • Graduate Certificate Preparing Future Faculty
  • M.A. Psychology, University of Cincinnati
  • B.A.  Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville