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Dr. Brian Davis is a special foreign researcher at Osaka Prefecture University in Japan where he has been engaged in fieldwork, investigating experiences of minority stress among sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ) public school teachers. He has taught research methods at the CUNY School of Professional Studies since 2014. His critical mixed-method research also encompasses sexual identity development, essentialist beliefs about sexuality and gender, masculinities, and culturally accessible methodologies.
Dr. Davis received his training in critical social and personality psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center; his dissertation fieldwork was largely supported through a US Fulbright Dissertation Fellowship to Japan. Dr. Davis’s policy experience includes multiple board appointments and tenure as Center for Community and Urban Health (Hunter College) representative to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at the United Nations. He currently serves as liaison to Japan for the International Psychology Network for LGBTI Issues (IPsyNet) and is a member of the American Psychological Association Division 44 Public Policy Committee on sexual orientation and gender identity concerns.