Holly L. Angelique, Ph.D.

Interim Director, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education
Professor of Community Psychology and Social Change
Community Psychology and Social Change Graduate Faculty
Office Phone: +1 717 948 6205
Office Location: Olmsted Building, W319
Mailing Address:
W319 Olmsted Building
Penn State Harrisburg
Middletown, PA 17057

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I am passionate about facilitating community psychology to become “critical” at its core and thus ground my work in theories of social power. My co-created and well-circulated Monterey Declaration of Critical Community Psychology, originally published in The Community Psychologist, provides a blueprint, outlining the need to examine social, cultural and political power imbalances. My chapter in the first international community psychology textbook (now in its second edition) expanded on these ideas, presenting ways that societal power is organized around privileged and oppressed statuses (e.g. race/ethnicity, gender, class, sexuality) and how this differential power is normalized through large institutions (e.g., education, media). By unveiling the ways in which power manifests, community psychologists can promote social change. Toward that end, I have developed two substantive research niches within my discipline: (1) public participation around environmental problems, and (2) feminism and the intersection of marginalized identities.

Research Interests
Community participation in environmental concerns
Political empowerment and activism
Feminism and social change
Social power dynamics