Sara Eccleston, Ph.D.

George Fox University
Political Science
George Fox University

I am trained as a Community Psychologist to investigate practices and processes that support social transformation, human flourishing, and community organizing. I completed my undergraduate degrees in Sociology (BA), Political Science (BA), and Peace Studies (minor) at George Fox University in Oregon.

Scholarly Interests

Community Psychology; Intersection of Race, Religion, and Community Organizing; Feminist, Decolonial, and Community Based Research Methods

Current Research

My research explores how grassroots communities develop social critique and organize for social change. Much of my research is focused on investigating how American Christian faith communities understand the problem of racism and how they organize for antiracism. I intend my future research to engage with Indigenous organizing in the PNW. My research methods are primarily qualitative, feminist, decolonial, and community based.


TPSYCH 220: Lifespan Development

TPSYCH 320: Race, Class, and Gender as Contexts for Child Development

TPSYCH 306: Community Psychology, Research, and Action