Karen L. Blair, PhD

Karen Blair is a Jules Léger Research Chair in Humanities and Social Sciences as well as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia;  an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia; and Chair of the Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Issues (SOGII) Section of the Canadian Psychological Association. To learn more about Dr. Blair's current research interests, please click here.

Professional appointments & Education


Selected Honours & Awards

  • Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award - St. Francis Xavier University - 2019

  • Rising Scholar Award: Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality - 2017

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Population and Public Health, Planning Grant - 2017

  • American Institute of Bisexuality, Research Grant - 2016

  • American Institute of Bisexuality, Research Grant - 2014

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research Post-Doctoral Fellowship

  • Canadian Federation of University Women: Dr. Marion Elder Grant Fellowship

  • Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement - University of Utah w/ Dr. Lisa Diamond - SSHRC

  • Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada CGS Doctoral Award

  • Henry Minton Excellence in Research Award for Best Paper Presentation - CPA SOGII section

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research CGS Master's Award

  • Lesbian Health Grant of the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association

  • Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation Scotia Scholar (Master's)


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