Amy L. Wright, Ph.D., is a tenure-track assistant professor within Illinois State University (ISU)’s School of Social Work, as well as an affiliated faculty member within ISU’s Women’s and Gender (WGS) Studies Program. She received her Masters of Social Work (MSW) in 2013 and her PhD in Social Work in 2018 from Louisiana State University (LSU). Her research areas of specialization include gender and sexuality issues, social and health disparities among the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community, as well as romantic attachment and close relationships in adulthood. She is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), whose clinical practice experience includes several years as a medical social worker within an integrated behavioral healthcare setting. She also has several years of experience within crisis intervention/suicide prevention non-profit work.
LGBTQ social and health disparities, romantic attachment relationships, gender and sexuality issues