Carolyn Wood Sherif Award
The Carolyn Wood Sherif Award is the highest award conferred by Div. 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women). The award is given to a senior individual based on sustained and substantial contributions to the field of the psychology of women and gender. The award is based on evidence of excellence across research and scholarship, teaching and mentoring and professional leadership. Nominees need not be members of Div. 35 nor need they be residents of the U.S. or U.S. citizens.
The award was established in honor of Carolyn Wood Sherif (1922-82), an eminent social psychologist and one of Div. 35’s founders. Sherif served as Div. 35’s president in 1979-80.
The recipient receives a cash prize and is invited to present the Sherif Memorial Lecture at the APA convention in the following year. The recipient also chairs the selection committee in the year following the lecture.
Annual deadline: March 15
To nominate someone for the award, the following materials should be provided:
A nomination letter (including the nominee's telephone number and email address).
The nominee's curriculum vitae.
Copies of two or three of the nominee's publications.
Two additional letters in support of the nominee (only three letters are considered).
Nominations will be considered for three years without further applications.
Send materials to Jeanne Marecek, PhD.
Mary Crawford, PhD
Jeanne Marecek, PhD
“A history of the future: Carolyn Wood Sherif's ‘Needed Concepts’ for the study of gender”
Marecek, J. (2019). A history of the future: Carolyn Wood Sherif, equitable knowledge, and feminist psychology. (Under review)
Jan Yoder, PhD
“Intersecting identities: The artificial separation of teaching, research, and service”
Yoder, J. (2018). Challenging the gendered academic hierarchy: The artificial separation of research, teaching, and feminist activism. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 42, 127-135.
Stephanie Riger, PhD
On becoming a feminist psychologist
Riger, S. (2016). On becoming a feminist psychologist. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 40 (4), 479–487.
Laurie A. Rudman, PhD
Myths of sexual economics theory: Implications for gender equality
Rudman, L. A. (2017). Myths of sexual economics theory: Implications for gender equality. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 41(3), 299-313.
Stephanie Shields, PhD Transformational moments in feminist psychology
Shields, S. A. (2015). Transformational moments in feminist psychology. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 39, 1-8.
Karen Wyche, PhD
Women's narratives: Stress and coping
Ellyn Kaschak, PhD
The Mattering Map: Multiplicity, metaphor, and morphing
Kaschak, E. (2013). The Mattering Map: Multiplicity, metaphor, and morphing. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 37 (4), 436-443.
Melba J. T. Vasquez, PhD
Feminist leadership from a Latina perspective: What's a Latina schoolteacher doing in a place like this?
Joan Chrisler, PhD >br/> Leaks, lumps, and lines: Stigma and women's bodies
Chrisler, J. C. (2011). Leaks, lumps, and lines: Stigma and women’s bodies. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 35, 202-214.
Beverly Greene, PhD
Trojan horses, Trojan women, and the pursuit of social justice: Moving From symbolism to structural change
Jacquelyn White, PhD
To have and to hurt: Conceptual issues in understanding adolescent dating violence
Alice Eagly, PhD
Female leadership advantage and disadvantage: Resolving the contradictions
Lillian Comas Diaz, PhD
Spirita: Reclaiming womanist sacredness into feminism
Laura Brown, PhD
Still subversive after all these years
Cheryl Travis, PhD
The heart of a woman
Arnold Kahn, PhD
What college women do or do not experience as rape
Kahn, A. (2004). What college women do or do not experience as rape. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 28 (1), 9-15.
Abigail Stewart, PhD
Gender, race, and generation in a Midwest high school: Using ethnographically informed methods in psychology
Stewart, A. (2003). Gender, race, and generation in a Midwest high school: Using ethno-graphically informed methods in psychology. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 27 (1), 1-11.
Judith Worell, PhD
Searching for the power in empowerment
Michelle Fine, PhD
The presence of an absence.
Fine, M. (2002). The presence of an absence. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 26 (1), 9-24.
Sandra Tangri, PhD
Some life lessons
Tangri, S. (2001). Some life lessons. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 23, 98-102.
Janet Hyde, PhD
Men are from earth, women are from earth. The media vs. science on psychological gender differences.
Lucia Gilbert, PhD
Dilemmas for feminist educators: A mother-daughter dialogue
Published in part as Gilbert, M. C., & Gilbert, L. A. (2002). Challenges in implementing strategies for gender-aware teaching. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 7(9), 522-527.
Faye Crosby, PhD
Moments of longing; circles of love
Bernice Lott, PhD
The personal and social correlates of a gender difference ideology
Lott, B. (1997). The personal and social correlates of a gender difference ideology. Journal of Social Issues, 53 (2), 279-297.
Gail Wyatt, PhD
Being different: Measuring it, studying it, treating it, and living it
Phyllis Katz, PhD
Katz, P. (1996). Raising feminists. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 20, 323-340.
Nancy Felipe Russo, PhD
Feminist psychology: Legacy and promise
Helen (Lena) Astin, PhD
Women of influence, women of vision: A model of collective and empowering leadership
Based on Astin, H.S. & Leland, C. (1991). Women of influence, women of vision: A cross-generational study of leaders and social change. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Florence Denmark, PhD
Women, leadership, and empowerment
Denmark, F. (1993). Women, leadership, and empowerment. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 17, 343-356.
Ravenna Helson, PhD
Women’s difficult times: Rewriting the life story
Helson, R. (1992). Women’s difficult times and the rewriting of the life story. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 16, 337-347.
Irene Frieze, PhD
Considering the social context in gender research
Frieze, I. H. (1991). Considering the social context in gender research. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 15, 371-392.
Martha Mednick, PhD
Mednick, M. (1990). Currents and futures in American feminist psychology: State of the art revisited. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 14, 611-621.
Kay Deaux, PhD
Barbara Wallston, PhD
(No address, deceased)
Nancy Henley, PhD
Feminist psychology and feminist theory
Rhoda Unger, PhD
Psychological, feminist, and personal epistemology: Transcending contradiction
Published in part in M. M. Gergen, Ed. (1988). Feminist Thought and the Structure of Knowledge. NY: New York University Press. Full version in R. K. Unger (1998). Resisting Gender: Twenty-five years of feminist psychology. London: Sage.