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Stigma, Identity, and Intersectionality

Stigma, Identity, and Intersectionality

Research Publications

Publication Digital Object Identifier (DOI) numbers are hyperlinked to the published manuscript. If you are unable to access these articles through your library, manuscripts are available upon request for educational purposes by emailing Dr. Brandon Velez at blv2106@tc.columbia.edu


Peer Reviewed Articles 

Bold denotes Teachers College student collaborator

  • Velez, B. L., Adames, C. N., Lei, N., & Kerman, M. E. (2021). A content analysis of psychological research on vocational issues among sexual minority people. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 8(3), 344–364. https://doi.org/10.1037/sgd0000496
  • Polihronakis, C. J. (C.), Velez, B. L., & Brewster, M. E. (2021). Bisexual men’s sexual health: A test of minority stress theory. Psychology of Men & Masculinities, 22(1), 201–215. https://doi.org/10.1037/men0000304
  • Zelaya, D. G., DeBlaere, C., & Velez, B. L. (2021). Psychometric validation and extension of the LGBT people of Color Microaggressions Scale with a sample of sexual minority BIPOC college students. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/sgd0000553
  • Brewster, M., Velez, B., Sawyer, J., Motulsky, W., Chan, A., & Kim, V. (2021). Family religiosity, support, and psychological well-being for sexual minority atheist individuals. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 13(3), 266–275. https://doi.org/10.1037/rel0000356
  • Polihronakis, C. J. (C.), Velez, B. L., & Watson, L. B. (2021). Bisexual women’s sexual health: A test of objectification theory. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/sgd0000492
  • Alsaidi, S., Velez, B. L., Smith, L., Jacob, A., & Salem, N. (2021). "Arab, brown, and other": Voices of Muslim Arab American women on identity, discrimination, and well-being. Cultural diversity & ethnic minority psychology, 10.1037/cdp0000440. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/cdp0000440
  • Brewster, M. E., Velez, B. L., Geiger, E. F., & Sawyer, J. S. (2019). It’s like herding cats: Atheist minority stress, group involvement, and psychological outcomes. Journal of Counseling Psychology. doi:10.1037/cou0000392
  • Nosrat, S., Velez, B. L., & Ciccolo, J. T. (2019). Psychological distress and risky sexual behavior in a sample of men who have sex with men in the United States. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 30(6), 691-698. doi:10.1097/JNC.0000000000000035
  • Smith, L., Velez, B. L., Chambers, C., & Baranowski, K. (2019). Economic disadvantage at the intersections: Contemporary stereotypes in the headlines. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 47, 190-206. doi:10.1002/jmcd.12141
  • Kim, S., Velez, B. L., Daheim, J., & Lei, N. (2019). Validation of the Work Family Conflict Scale for sexual minority employees. Journal of Career Assessment, 27, 594-609. doi:10.1177/1069072718788329
  • Velez, B. L., Polihronakis, C. J., Watson, L. B., & Cox, R. (2019). Heterosexism, racism, and the mental health of sexual minority people of color. The Counseling Psychologist, 47, 129–159. doi:10.1177/0011000019828309
  • Brewster, M. E., Velez, B. L., Breslow, A. S., & Geiger, E. (2019). Unpacking body image concerns and disordered eating for transgender women: The roles of sexual objectification and minority stress. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 66, 131–142. doi:10.1037/cou0000333
  • Duffy, R., D., Dik, B. J., Douglass, R. P., England, J. W., Velez, B. L. (2018). Work as a calling: A theoretical model. Journal of Counseling Psychology. 65, 423–439. doi:10.1037/cou0000276
  • Duffy, R. D., Velez, B. L., England, J. W., Autin, K. L., Douglass, R. P., Allan, B. A., & Blustein, D. L. (2018). An examination of the Psychology of Working Theory with racially and ethnically diverse employed adults. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 65, 280-293. doi:10.1037/cou0000247
  • Velez, B. L., Cox, R.Polihronakis, C. J., & Moradi, B. (2018). Discrimination, mental health, and work outcomes among women of color: The protective role of womanist attitudes. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 65, 178-193. doi:10.1037/cou0000274 
  • Velez, B. L., Watson, L. B., Cox, R., & Flores, M. J. (2017). Minority stress and racial or ethnic minority status: A test of the greater risk perspective. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 4, 257-271. doi:10.1037/sgd0000226
  • Douglass, R. P., Velez, B. L., Conlin, S. E., Duffy, R. D., & England, J. W. (2017). Examining the Psychology of Working Theory: Decent work among sexual minorities. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 64, 550–559. doi:10.1037/cou0000212
  • Foster, A. B., Brewster, M. E., Velez, B. L., & Eklund, A. (2017). Footprints in the sand: Personal, psychological, and relational profiles of religious, spiritual, and atheist LGB individuals. Journal of Homosexuality, 466–487. doi:10.1080/00918369.2016.1191237
  • Velez, B. L., & Moradi, B. (2016). A moderated mediation test of minority stress: The role of collective identity. The Counseling Psychologist, 44, 1132–1157. doi:10.1177/0011000016665467
  • Watson, L. B., Velez, B. L., Brownfield, J., & Flores, M. J. (2016). Minority stress and bisexual women’s disordered eating: The role of maladaptive coping. The Counseling Psychologist, 44, 1158–1186. doi:10.1177/0011000016669233
  • Velez, B. L., Breslow, A. S., Brewster, M. E., Cox, R., & Foster, A. (2016). Building a pantheoretical model of dehumanization with transgender men: Integrating objectification and minority stress theories. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 63, 497-508. doi:10.1037/cou0000136
  • Brewster, M. E., Velez, B. L., Foster, A., & Esposito, J. (2016). Minority stress and the moderating role of religious coping among religious and spiritual sexual minority individuals. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 63, 119-126. doi:10.1037/cou0000121
  • Breslow, A. S., Brewster, M. E., Velez, B. L., Wong, S., Geiger, E., & Soderstrom, B. (2015). Resilience and collective action: Exploring buffers against minority stress for transgender individuals. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 2, 253–265. doi:10.1037/sgd0000117 
  • Velez, B. L., Campos, I. D., & Moradi, B. (2015). Relations of sexual objectification and racist discrimination with Latina women’s body image and mental health. The Counseling Psychologist, 43, 906-935. doi:10.1177/0011000015591287
  • Velez, B. L., Moradi, B., & DeBlaere, C. (2015). Multiple oppressions and the mental health of sexual minority Latina/o individuals. The Counseling Psychologist, 43, 7-38. doi:10.1177/0011000014542836
  • Lyons, H. Z., Velez, B. L., Mehta, M., & Neil, N. (2014). Tests of the theory of work adjustment with economically-distressed African Americans. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 61, 473-483. doi:10.1037/cou0000017
  • Brewster, M. E., Velez, B. L., Martin, A., & Tebbe, E. N. (2014). Voices from beyond: A thematic content analysis of transgender employees' workplace experiences. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 1, 159-169. doi:10.1037/sgd0000030
  • Brewster, M. E., Velez, B. L., Esposito, J., Wong, S., Geiger, E., & Keum, B. (2014). Moving beyond the binary with disordered eating research: A test and extension of objectification theory with bisexual women. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 61, 50-62. doi:10.1037/a0034748
  • Velez, B. L., Moradi, B., & Brewster, M. E. (2013). Testing the tenets of minority stress theory in workplace contexts. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 60, 532-542. doi:10.1037/a0033346
  • Brewster, M. E., Moradi, B., DeBlaere, C., & Velez, B. L. (2013) Navigating the borderlands: Cognitive flexibility, bicultural self-efficacy, and minority stress in the lives of bisexual individuals. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 60, 543-556. doi:10.1037/a0033224
  • Moradi, B., Velez, B. L., & Parent, M. C. (2013). The male reference group identity model: Roles of social desirability, masculine ideology and collective self-esteem. Sex Roles, 68,415-426. doi:10.1007/s11199-013-0258-3
  • Velez, B. L., & Moradi, B. (2012). Workplace support, discrimination, and person-organization fit: Tests of the theory of work adjustment with LGB individuals. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 59, 399–407. doi:10.1037/a0028326
  • Brewster, M. E., Velez, B., DeBlaere, C., & Moradi, B. (2012). Transgender individuals' workplace experiences: The applicability of sexual minority measures and models. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 59, 60–70. doi:10.1037/a0025206

Book Chapters

  • Velez, B. L., Zelaya, D., & Scheer, J. (2021). Context Matters: Minority Stress and Mental Health Experiences of Diverse LGBTQ People. Queer Psychology, 103-117.
  • Velez, B. L. (2017). Hate crimes toward LGBTQ people. In K. Nadal (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Psychology and Gender (pp. 817-820). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.
  • Velez, B. L. (2017). Latina/o Americans and sexual orientation. In K. Nadal (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Psychology and Gender (pp. 1029-1033). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.