Emerson Todd



Professional Bio

Emerson Todd is a Pre-Doctoral Fellow working with Dr. Jes Matsick in the Underrepresented Perspectives (UP) Lab. His research examines identity and stigma through the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and other marginalized identities. He is especially interested in identity work (e.g., how peoples lived experiences shape their identities and vice versa) and how people with marginalized bodies navigate the social world. Emerson received his B.S. in Psychology and Sociology with a minor in Women Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) from East Tennessee State University in 2020. He earned his M.A. in Sociology in 2022 and is now pursuing the dual-title degree in Psychology (social area) and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.