Expanding the Circle Conference
Adjunct Professor, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Tamara Alexander, Ph.D., holds a B.S. in Business and earned her M.A. in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding from CSU Dominguez Hills. The emphasis of her thesis was to critically evaluate California's Proposition 8, "Managing the Conflict of California's Proposition 8: How to Foster Acceptance and Resolution." She completed her doctoral studies at Union Institute & University in the concentration of Public Policy and Social Change. Dr. Alexander's dissertation developed a synthesis between LGBT equality and religious doctrine, and is titled, "Exploring the LDS Church's Wins in Two Same-Sex Marriage Elections: Mobilizing Members, Election Strategies, and Message Framing." She is currently affiliated with CSUDH as an Adjunct Professor, researching the regulation of social and legal I/identifies/R/realities of gay and lesbian families. She is specifically interested to juxtapose this regulation between white Western-based constructs and Pacific Island indigenous constructs as a point of genesis and potential separation.