In her research, Tania Israel, a professor of counseling, clinical and school psychology, focuses on supporting the mental health of the LGBTQ community. She has advocated for — and written about — open and honest dialogue as a means of humanizing those whom we may not understand. In her reading, she seeks out human stories that deepen her own appreciation of what makes us who we are.
“As a psychologist,” said Israel, “I am interested in people and how they craft the narratives of their lives. Not surprisingly, I enjoy memoir, and these are some of my favorites.”
Here, Israel shares some titles that have resonated with her, and her reflections on why: