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    Research and Publications

    Dr. French’s research interests focus on racial and sexual trauma and recovery, specifically among Black, Indigenous and People of Color. Her recent first authored article, “Toward a psychological framework for radical healing in Communities of Color” published in The Counseling Psychologist (2020) is ranked in the top 5% on Altmetrics publication data with over 30,000 views and downloads in the first two years. Her research on men’s sexual victimization has been featured in several news outlets including Time, US News, and Huffington Post.

    She is part of the “Radical Healing Collective“, a group of Black, Indigenous, and Psychologists of Color who publish on healing racial trauma. Through the Collective, she coauthors a blog post on Psychology Today with the “Radical Healing Collective”.

    Selected publications:

    Mosley, D. V., Neville, H. A., Chaves-Dueñas, N. Y., Adames, H. Y., Lewis, J. A., & French, B. H. (2020). Radical hope in revolting times: Proposing a culturally relevant psychological framework. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 14,

    French, B. H., Lewis, J. A., Mosley, D. V., Adames, H. Y., Chavez-Dueñas, N. Y., Chen, G. A., Neville, H. A. (2020). Toward a psychological framework of radical healing in communities of color. The Counseling Psychologist, 48, 6-13.

    Cavalieri, C. E., French, B. H., & Renninger, S. M. (2018). Building working alliances with Students. In S. D. Brookfield (Ed.) Teaching Race: Helping Students Unmask and Challenge Racism. Josey- Bass.

    French, B. H., Teti, M., Suh, H. N., & Serafin, M. R. (2018). A path analysis of racially diverse men’s sexual victimization, risk-taking, and attitudes. Psychology of Men & Masculinities, 20, 1-11.

    French, B. H., Suh, H., & Arterberry, B. J. (2017). Exploratory factor analysis and psychometric properties of the sexual coercion inventory. Journal of Sex Research, 54, 962-970. doi: 10.1080/00224499.2016.1235129.

    French, B. H. & Neville, H. A. (2016). What Is Nonconsensual Sex? Young Women Identify Sources of Coerced Sex. Violence Against Women, 1-27.

    French, B. H., Tilghman, J. D., Malebranche, D. A. (2015). Sexual coercion context and psychosocial correlates among diverse males. Psychology of Men and Masculinities, 16, 42-53. doi: 10.1037/a0035915

    French, B.H. (2015). College Women, Sexual Violence, and HIV/STI Prevention. In L. Wilton, R. T. Palmer, & D. C. Maramba (Eds). Understanding HIV and STI Prevention for College Students. Routledge: New York, NY.

    French, B. H., Bi, Y., Latimore, T. G., Klemp, H. R., & Butler, E. E. (2014). Sexual Victimization Using Latent Class Analysis: Exploring Patterns and Psycho-Behavioral Correlates. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 29, 1111-1131.

    Mowatt, R. A., French, B. H. & Malebranche, D. A. (2013). Black/female/body: A Black studies re-conceptualization and advancement of feminist-based leisure research. Journal of Leisure Research, 45, 645-661.

    French, B.H. (2013). More than jezebels and freaks: Exploring how Black girls navigate sexual coercion and sexual scripts. Journal of African American Studies, 17, 35-50. doi: 10.1007/s12111-012-9218-1

    French, B. H., Lewis, J. A., & Neville, H. A. (2013). Naming and Reclaiming: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Black Girls’ and Women’s Resistance Strategies. Journal of African American Studies, 17, 1-6. doi: 10.1007/s12111-012-9215-4


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