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Dr. Eric Anthony Grollman
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Dr. Eric Anthony Grollman's research interests center on medical sociology and social psychology, with particular attention to race and ethnicity, gender, social class, sexualities, and research methods. Their primary line of research examines the impact of prejudice and discrimination to the health, well-being, and worldviews of marginalized groups. In much of their research, Dr. Grollman focuses on the intersections among systems of oppression (e.g., racism and sexism) to document the experiences and well-being of individuals who belong to multiple marginalized groups (e.g., Black women). Through their teaching, mentorship, community service, and blogging, they look to make their and other scholars’ research accessible and relevant to the broader public. In turn, their research is enhanced by the insights they gain from the lives of students and members of the community. As an intellectual activist, Dr. Grollman writes publicly about discrimination and injustice in academia, primarily on their blog, Conditionally Accepted:

Grants and Fellowships

Course Transformation Grant, Program for Enhancing Teaching Effectiveness, University of Richmond, 2014.

Ford Foundation Diversity Predoctoral Fellowship, 2010-2013.

Diversity Fellows Program, University of Wisconsin, 2010.

National Sexuality Resource Center grant to create a Campus Coalition for Sexual Literacy chapter (Indiana University), 2008-2009.


2016: Faculty Ally of the Year (for LGBTQ students), Office of Common Ground, University of Richmond

Best Dissertation Award, Section on Mental Health, American Sociological Association. 2014.

SAGE Teaching Innovations & Professional Development Award, 2013.

Karl F. Schuessler Award for Graduate Research, Department of Sociology, Indiana University, 2012.

1st Place Graduate Student Paper Competition Award, Midwest Sociological Society, 2012.

Outstanding Graduate Student Mentor Award, Department of Sociology, Indiana University, 2011.


“Sexual Orientation Differences in Women’s and Men’s Gender Attitudes.” American Sociological Association annual meeting. Montréal, Québec, Canada. 2017.

“Sexual Orientation Differences in Attitudes about Sexuality, Race, and Gender.” Sociologists for Women in Society winter meeting. Memphis, TN. 2016.

“Measuring Discrimination: ‘Discrimination’ versus ‘Unfair Treatment’ Question Wording and Health.” Southern Sociological Society. New Orleans, LA. 2015.

“Open Scholarship as Intellectual Activism.” Panel on Open Scholarship, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA. 2014.

“Sexual Health and Interpersonal Discrimination among Heterosexual Youth.” American Sociological Association. San Francisco, CA. 2014.

Panelist, Virginia Anti-Violence Project's discussion of treatment of transgender individuals by correctional facilities. University of Richmond, June 2014.

“The Social Costs of Gender Non-Conformity for Transpeople: Implications for Discrimination and Health-Harming Behaviors.” American Sociological Association. Denver, CO (with Lisa R. Miller). 2012.

“Does Sexuality Matter? A Comparison of Heterosexuals’ and Sexual Minorities’ Sociopolitical Attitudes.” American Sociological Association. Denver, CO. 2012.

“Multiple Forms of Perceived Discrimination and Health Among Adolescents and Young Adults.” American Sociological Association. Las Vegas, NV. 2011.

“Anti-LGBTQ Bullying and Harassment: Renewed Attention to an Old Problem,” introduction for the session. Society for the Study of Social Problems. Las Vegas, NV. 2011.

American Sociological Association
Scholars Strategy Network
Sociologists for Women in Society
Southern Sociological Society
Institutional Service

Search Committee Member for Associate Director of LGBTQ Campus Life, Office of Common Ground, University of Richmond. 2016.

Co-Facilitator, enVision: A Social Justice Leadership Retreat, University of Richmond. 2015.

Advisory Group Member, Terms of Racial Justice, University of Richmond. 2013-present.

Member, Department Search Committee, University of Richmond. 2014.


Sumerau, J. E., Eric Anthony Grollman, and Ryan Cragun. 2018. “‘Oh My God, I Sound Like a Horrible Person’: Contemporary Christians and the Conditional Acceptance of Sexual and Gender Diversity.” Symbolic Interaction 41(1): 62-82.

Grollman, Eric Anthony. 2018 “Sexual Orientation Differences in Whites’ Racial Attitudes.” Sociological Forum 33(1): 186-210.

Grollman, E.A. 2017. Americans’ Gender Attitudes at the Intersection of Sexual Orientation and Gender. Journal of Homosexuality.

Grollman, Eric Anthony and Nao Hagiwara. 2017. “Measuring Self-Reported Discrimination: Trends in Question Wording Used in Publicly Accessible Datasets.” Social Currents 4 (4): 287-305.

Grollman, Eric Anthony. 2017. “Sexual Orientation Differences in Attitudes About Sexuality, Race, and Gender.” Social Science Research 61: 126-41.

Grollman, Eric Anthony. 2017. "Sexual Health and Multiple Forms of Discrimination Among Heterosexual Youth." Social Problems 64: 156–175. doi: 10.1093/socpro/spw031  
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Miller, Lisa R., and Eric Anthony Grollman. 2015. "The Social Costs of Gender Non-Conformity for Transgender Adults: Implications for Discrimination and Health." Sociological Forum 30: 809-31. Download the PDF.

Grollman, Eric Anthony. 2014. “Multiple Disadvantaged Statuses and Health: The Role of Multiple Dimensions of Discrimination.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 55: 3-19.

Meyer, Doug, and Eric Anthony Grollman. 2014. “Sexual Orientation and Fear at Night: Gender Differences among Sexual Minorities and Heterosexuals.” Journal of Homosexuality.

Grollman, Eric Anthony. 2012. “Multiple Forms of Perceived Discrimination and Health among Adolescents and Young Adults.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 53: 199-214.

Lottes, Ilsa L., and Eric Anthony Grollman. 2010. “Conceptualization and Assessment of Homonegativity.” International Journal of Sexual Health 22: 219-33.

Grollman, Eric Anthony. 2008. “Old-Fashioned and Modern Homonegativity within an American College Student Sample.” UMBC Review: Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Works 9: 76-101.


Grollman, Eric Anthony. 2018. “Black, Queer, and Beaten: On the Trauma of Graduate School.” Pp. 159-171 in Negotiating the Emotional Challenges of Conducting Deeply Personal Research in Health, edited by A. C. H. Nowakowski and J. E. Sumerau. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.


Culatta, Elizabeth, Daniel B. Shank, Eric Anthony Grollman, and Alec Watts. 2012. “Social Psychology Graduate Student Advisory Report on a Survey of Student Members.” Graduate Student Advisory Committee, Section on Social Psychology, American Sociology Association.


Grollman, Eric Anthony, and Laurel Westbrook. 2017. “Promoting Transgender Justice through Sociology.” Footnotes (newsletter of the American Sociological Association) 45(3): 12.

Miller, Lisa R., and Eric Anthony Grollman. 2016. “Discrimination as an Obstacle to the Wellbeing of Transgender Americans.” SSN Key Findings, Scholars Strategy Network.

Grollman, Eric Anthony. 2014 “How Discrimination Hurts Health and Personal Wellbeing.” SSN Key Findings, Scholars Strategy Network.

Grollman, Eric Anthony. 2013. “Blogging for (A) Change.” Remarks, Newsletter for the Section on racial and Ethnic Minorities, American Sociological Association.


Grollman, Eric Anthony. 2010. Bystander Intervention Curriculum. A report on sexual violence prevention curricula for Middle Way House, Bloomington, IN.

Ph.D., Indiana University 2013
M.A., Indiana University 2009
B.A., University of Maryland, Baltimore County 2007
Sociology and Psychology
Contact Information
302E Weinstein Hall
(804) 287-6816
Areas of Expertise
Race and Ethnicity
Medical Sociology
Mental Health
Social Psychology
Research Methodology