Katherine Santos

Katherine Santos

Ph.D. Candidate, Applied Psychology and Prevention Science

Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Coburn Hall 4th Floor

Research Interests

Migration/Immigration, LGBTQ/Queer studies, Critical community psychology, Decoloniality, Qualitative methods


MA: Community Social Psychology - University of Massachusetts Lowell
BA: Psychology - University of Massachusetts Lowell


Katherine Santos is a graduate student at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She holds a Master of Arts in Community Social Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in community social psychology and a minor in Spanish. She has worked as a research assistant in participatory action research projects concerning both youth perceptions of violence and adult immigrant ESOL education in Lowell, as well as in data collection and outreach for the Early Learning Study at Harvard. As an undergraduate, she presented alongside the research team at the 2015 Society for Community Research and Action Biennial Conference, and as a graduate student she presented at the 2022 Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Conference. Her research interests include migration/immigration, LGBTQ/queer studies, critical community psychology, decoloniality, qualitative methods.

Selected Publications

  • Still I shine”: Student photovoice project on racial and ethnic diversity and inclusion at a public university in the United States (Sladkova & Santos, 2022).