Task Force on Academic Feminist Psychology

The primary goal of this task force is to create and sustain networks of feminist academic psychologists that can prepare, promote, and support each other professionally by discussing ideas and developing collaborations. One of the aims of the task force is to develop an institute that will bring together individuals who currently employ or would like to employ a feminist lens to their research, teaching, and service. This task force is also interested in developing resources to help individuals manage the three demands of academic life — scholarship, teaching and service — and how to integrate them with personal life and self-care.

Co-chairs

Isis H. Settles, PhDIsis H. Settles, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Michigan State University (MSU) in the Social-Personality interest group. She is a core faculty affiliate of MSU's Center for Multicultural Psychology Research and MSU's Center for Gender in Global Context. Dr. Settles received her PhD in Personality Psychology from the University of Michigan. Her research examines processes and outcomes associated with social group memberships (e.g., race, gender) and social group identifications. In particular, she is interested in how individuals negotiate multiple identities, and how members of devalued social groups perceive and cope with unfair treatment. Dr. Settles was the 2006 recipient of the Carolyn Payton Early Career Award and has had research grants from MSU's Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives and the National Institute of Mental Health. She is presently the chair of her interest group and serves on MSU's Women's Advisory Council to the Provost.

Kate Richmond, PhDKate Richmond, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Psychology and a core faculty member of the Women's Studies Program at Muhlenberg College. In addition to teaching, she currently maintains an active private practice, where she specializes in the treatment of traumatic stress. Dr. Richmond has over 20 refereed publications and presentations in the area of gender, trauma, masculinities and multicultural and international psychology. She is on the editorial board of Psychology of Men and Masculinity and Feminism & Psychology. Dr. Richmond has been recognized on two separate occasions for her teaching. In 2004, she received the "Adjunct Faculty of the Year" at Nova Southeastern University, and in 2008, she was given the "Student's Choice Award for Faculty of the Year" at Muhlenberg College.