Round-table with Kevin Nadal (Sept. 21, 2015)

FALA New York hosted a Roundtable with Kevin Nadal September 21, 2015 (Monday) at the offices of Ballon Stoll Bader & Nadler, P.C.

Filipinos are a vibrant and fascinating culture, but Filipinos in New York are a class all their own. FALA New York was proud to present this roundtable featuring psychologist and professor Kevin Nadal, where he discussed his latest book, “Filipinos in New York City.” A lively discussion and optional dinner followed

Dr. Kevin Leo Yabut Nadal is an award-winning professor, psychologist, performer, activist, and author, who received his doctorate in counseling psychology from Columbia University in New York City. Currently, he is the Executive Director of the CLAGS: The Center for LG…BTQ Studies at the Graduate Center (GC) at the City University of New York (CUNY), as well as an Associate Professor of psychology at both John Jay College of Criminal Justice and GC- CUNY. He is one of the leading researchers in understanding the impacts of microaggressions, or subtle forms of discrimination, on the mental and physical health of people of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people; and other marginalized groups. He has published over 60 works on multicultural issues in the fields of psychology and education. A California-bred New Yorker, he was named one of People Magazine’s hottest bachelors in 2006; he once won an argument with Bill O’Reilly on Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor”; and he was even once a Hot Topic on ABC’s “The View”. He has been featured in the New York Times, Buzzfeed, PBS, the Weather Channel, the History Channel, HGTV, Philippine News, The Filipino Channel, and Filipinas Magazine. He is the author of five books including Filipino American Psychology: A Handbook of Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice (2011, John Wiley and Sons), Filipino American Psychology: A Collection of Personal Narratives (2010, Author House), Women and Mental Disorders (2011, Praeger), That’s So Gay:
Microaggressions and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community (2013, APA Books), and Filipinos in New York City (2015, Arcadia). He is the President-Elect of the Asian American Psychological Association, a National Trustee of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS), a grantee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and a co-founder of the LGBTQ Scholars of Color Network. In 2011, he received the Early Career Award for Contributions to Excellence by the Asian American Psychological Association and in 2012, he received the Emerging Professional Award for Research from the American Psychological Association Division 45.