College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Glenn Adams

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Psychology
Professor
Primary office:
Fraser Hall
Room 418
University of Kansas
1415 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045-7556


Glenn Adams is an associate professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Kansas and currently acting as Faculty Associate Director of the Kansas African Studies Center. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone before completing his Ph.D. in Social Psychology at Stanford University. His graduate training included two years of field research in Ghana, which provided the empirical foundation for his research on cultural-psychological foundations of relationship. His current work builds on this foundation to investigate the coloniality of knowledge in psychological science and to articulate models of human development and ways of living that promote sustainable well-being for broader humanity.

Teaching Interests

  • Cultural Psychology
  • Ecological Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Oppression and Liberation
  • African Studies
  • Global and International Studiesd

Research Interests

  • Cultural Psychology
  • Historical Consciousness
  • Sociocultural Foundations of Mind
  • Sociocultural Foundations of Ignorance
  • Perception of Racism
  • Cultural-Psychological Foundations of Relationship
  • Truth and Reconciliation in African Settings

Mid-America Alliance for African Studies (MAAAS) Fall 2017 Conference


The Kansas African Studies Center has received $140,000 in funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to launch public discussions, community programming, and the creation of educational resources in local communities to discuss the challenges and opportunities surrounding recent demographic changes in the region. Visit www.migrationstories.ku.edu to learn more. 

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