Candace Christensen, Ph.D.


Research Interests

  • Deconstructing paradigms, practices, and behaviors that perpetuate the acceptability of gender-based violence and to support cultures built for compassion, respect, and dignity
  • Using intersectional, feminist methodologies (ethnography, participatory action, arts-based, phenomenology, grounded theory, and qualitative synthesis) to generate critical approaches to preventing gender-based violence with college students, sexual and gender minority youth, families, and in media discourse
  • Disseminating research results communities can use to address gender-based violence by developing policies and practices that correspond with community needs and strengths.


  • Ph.D., Social Work, University of Utah
  • Master of Social Work, University of Utah
  • B.A., Theatre Studies and Literature, University of Texas at Dallas

Honors and Awards


Grants, Patents and Clinical Trials