I conduct research at the intersections of mental health, social psychology, and military/veterans issues.  Specifically, I have published research on the stigma of seeking mental health treatment in the U.S. military and the military welfare state.  I am currently working on a dissertation addressing the relationship between structural power and mental illness stigma.  In addition to research, I currently teach the sociology of gender.  

Areas of Interest

  • Mental health, social psychology, military sociology


  • MA
    University of Arkansas, 2009
  • PhD
    University of Maryland, 2016
chipes [at] umd.edu