Xavier L. Guadalupe-Diaz

Associate Professor, Framingham State University

Areas of Expertise

  • Intimate relationships
  • Sociological criminology
  • Victimology
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Queer criminology

Key Findings

  • Abusers were able to control their victims by alter-casting, or forcing the victim to focus on their insecurities, and regulating their victims’ transition treatments. MORE
  • Victims reported that abusers exploited their vulnerability to safe, stable and normal in their relationships. MORE
  • Other tactics abusers used to intimidate their victims was choosing to focus on their victims birth name and using traits from their chosen gender identity against them. MORE
  • Emotional abuse among college students was significantly associated with an increase in alcohol consumption. MORE
  • Although all college students reported signs of depression, in the heterosexual population, depression increased emotional abuse but did not in the LGBQ population. MORE
  • Experiencing father-to-mother violence significantly increased reports of emotional abuse for heterosexuals. MORE
  • Respondents who were likely to report emotional abuse were also more likely to report lower levels of self-control. MORE
  • Alcohol consumption was found to be directly and positively correlated with reporting victimization by 13%. MORE
  • Being older, male, non-white, and heterosexual increased the odds of an individual reporting emotional abuse. MORE


Xavier Guadalupe-Diaz, Associate Professor of Sociology at Framingham State University, is an expert in violence in intimate relationships, sociological criminology and victimology, gender and sexuality and queer criminology.

Guadalupe-Diaz previously served as an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and as the interim criminology coordinator at Framingham State University. He has received several honors and awards for his work, including the Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activity. He is the author of the book, “Transgressed: Intimate Partner Violence in Transgender Lives.”

His work has been published in various journals, including Deviant Behavior, the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma and Sociology Compass.

Guadalupe-Diaz earned his Ph.D. from the University of Central Florida and his M.S. and B.S. from Virginia Commonwealth University.