Tameka L. Gillum

L. Gillum

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
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Brief Biography

 Tameka L. Gillum is an associate professor in the Psychology Department at The American University in Cairo. Gillum has over 20 years of research experience in exploring and addressing intimate partner violence/dating violence (IPV/DV) within racial/ethnic minority and sexual minority populations, development of culturally specific prevention and intervention efforts, health clinic based IPV interventions and the mental health effects of IPV/DV victimization. Among other accomplishments, this work earned her the outstanding research award from the National Institute on domestic violence in the African American community (IDVAAC), for which she subsequently served on the steering committee for 5 years.  Gillum is a community psychologist who conducts community-based research. Her most recent research involves investigating IPV in Kenya, East Africa, and among African immigrants in the U.S.

      • Hampton, C. J. & Gillum, T. L. (2020). ‘Today I feel strong’: African American women overcoming HIV-related stigma. Psychology & Health. Advance online publication. doi:      10.1080/08870446.2020.1761978.
      • Eaton, A., Noori, S., Bonomi, A., Stephens, D., & Gillum, T. (2020). Non-consensual porn as a form of intimate partner violence: Using the Power and Control Wheel to understand nonconsensual porn perpetration in intimate relationships. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1524838020906533.
      • O’Connor, P., Gillum, T. L., & Morse, G. (in press). Ethics and Community Psychology. In C. Clauss-Ehlers (Ed.) The Cambridge handbook of community psychology: Interdisciplinary and contextual perspectives (pp xx-xx). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
      • Gillum, T. L. (2019) African American survivors of intimate partner violence: Lived experience and future directions for research. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10926771.2019.1607962.
      • Gillum, T. L. (2019). The intersection of intimate partner violence and poverty in Black communities. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 46, 37-44. doi: 10.1016/j.avb.2019.01.008.
      • Gillum, T. L., Doucette, M., Mwanza, M., & Munala, L. (2018). Exploring Kenyan women’s perceptions of intimate partner violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 33, 2130-2154. doi: 10.1177/0886260515622842.
      • Bonomi, A., Eaton, A., Nemeth, J., & Gillum, T. (2017). The abuse litmus test: A tool to assess power and control in on-screen relationships. Family Relations, 66, 154-165.
      • Gillum, T. L. (2017). Adolescent dating violence experiences among sexual minority youth and implications for subsequent relationship quality. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 34, 137-145.
      • Doucette, M. L., Bulzacchelli, M. T., Gillum, T. L., Whitehill, J. M. (2016). The Massachusetts school sports concussions law: A qualitative study of local implementation experiences. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 44, 503-513.
      • Gillum, T. L., Williams, O. J., & West, C. M. (Eds.). (2016). African immigrant women and intimate violence: Issues, implications and future directions [Special issue]. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma,25(1).
      • Gillum, T. L. (2016). Dating violence and African immigrant youth. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 25(1), 18-32.
      • Mose, G. B. & Gillum, T. L. (2016). Intimate partner violence in African immigrant communities in the United States: Reflections from the IDVAAC African women’s round table on domestic violence. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma25(1), 50-62.
    Research Interest
    • Gender-based violence
    • Intimate partner violence (IPV)/Dating violence (DV)
    • Culturally appropriate interventions
    • Racial/ethnic minority populations
    • Sexual minority populations
    • Ph.D.     Ecological-Community Psychology, Michigan State University
    • M.A.     Ecological-Community Psychology, Michigan State University
    • B.A.      Psychology, West Chester University of Pennsylvania