Phoenix Crane


  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

Areas of Study


  • PhD, experimental psychology, Texas Tech University, 2022.

  • MA, experimental psychology, Texas Tech University, 2020.

  • BA, psychology, Ohio University, 2017 

    • english minor, certificate in women's gender and sexuality studies


My research focuses on stigma management and identity with respect to sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations, particularly within the BDSM community. I also study stigma and discrimination among gender and racial/ethnic minorities and the LGBTQIA+ community. Overall, my goal is to work closely with marginalized SGM populations and conduct research that eliminates stigma and promotes inclusivity and acceptance.

  • Crane, P.R. & Ireland, M.E. (in press). Dominants, submissives, and bottom-up text analysis: Exploring BDSM roles through romantic and erotic narratives. Journal of Sex Research.

  • Crane, P.R., Talley, A.E., Piña-Watson, B. (2022). This is what a scientist looks like: Increasing Hispanic/Latina women's identification with STEM using relatable role models. Journal of Latinx Psychology, 10(2), 112-127.

  • Cowgill, C.M., Halper, L. R., Rios, K., & Crane, P. (2021). “Why so few?”: Differential effects of framing the gender gap in STEM recruitment interventions. Psychology of Women Quarterly 45(1), 61-78.

  • Crane, P.R., Swaringen, K.S., Rivas-Koehl, Le, T.H., M., Foster, A.M., Talley, A.E., Weiser., D. (2020). Come out, get out: Relations among sexual minority identification, microaggressions, and retention in higher education. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 37(9-10), NP8237-NP8248.

  • Crane, P.R., Swaringen, K.S., Foster, A.M., & Talley, A., E. (2020). Alcohol use disorders among SGM populations. In E.D. Rothblum (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Sexual and Gender Minority Mental Health (pp. 87-100). Oxford University Press.

Fall 2022

Introduction to Psychological Science — PSYC 100
Social Psychology — PSYC 218
Advanced Methods in the Psychology of Gender — PSYC 313
Teaching Assistant — PSYC 500

Spring 2023

Social Psychology — PSYC 218
Advanced Methods in the Psychology of Gender — PSYC 313
Supervised Research in Psychology - Half — PSYC 510H