Dr. Kevin Nadal is a Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and The Graduate Center at the City University of New York (CUNY). He is the former Executive Director of CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies, past President of the Asian American Psychological Association; and the founder of the LGBTQ Scholars of Color National Network. He has published 10 books, including Microaggressions and Traumatic Stress (APA, 2018) and That’s So Gay! (APA, 2013).
His most recent book, Queering Law and Order: LGBTQ Communities and the Criminal Justice System, examines the state of LGBTQ people within the criminal justice system. Intertwining legal cases, academic research, and popular media, Nadal reviews a wide range of issues—ranging from historical heterosexist and transphobic legislation to police brutality to the prison industrial complex to family law. Grounded in Queer Theory and intersectional lenses, each chapter provides recommendations for queering and disrupting the justice system. This book serves as both an academic resource and a call to action for readers who are interested in advocating for LGBTQ rights.