Committee on Academic Feminist Psychology
The primary goal of this committee 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 committee is to develop institutes that will bring together individuals who currently employ or would like to employ a feminist lens to their research, teaching and service. This committee 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.
Asia A. Eaton, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychology at Florida International University (FIU). She is a core faculty member in both the developmental psychology program and the I-O psychology program at FIU, currently supervising PhD students in both programs and an affiliated faculty member in Women’s and Gender Studies. As an academic feminist social psychologist, Asia’s research is motivated by the goal of understanding the social and psychological causes and consequences of sexism, including examining how gender intersects with other social identities such as race and sexual identity, well as the contextual and cultural factors that support gender stereotyping and discrimination. Her research specifically explores how gender and social power interact and support one another in intimate partner relationships and in the workplace. She has served as a Consulting Editor for Psychology of Women Quarterly (PWQ) and Sex Roles, and is the recipient of SPSSI’s 2016 Michele Alexander Early Career Award for Scholarship and Service.
Ying (Joy) Tang, PhD is an assistant professor in psychology at Youngstown State University (YSU). She is affiliated with the Women and Gender Studies program at YSU. She received her BA with majors in psychology and sociological studies and minors in French and women’s studies from Wesleyan College and her PhD in social psychology from Syracuse University. She teaches diverse courses including social psychology, research methods, psychology of women and cross-cultural social psychology. Tang’s research interests center around the self and its interplay with various intrapersonal and interpersonal properties and dynamics. More specifically, on the intrapersonal level, she is interested in understanding motivation, self-defense mechanisms, self-knowledge and self-regulation. On the interpersonal level, she examines how intrapersonal processes such as self-expansion interact with relationships. She also studies how certain aspects of the self are perceived, often problematically, within the theoretical frameworks of attribution and stigma. In addition to teaching and research, she regularly reviews for Sex Roles and Psychology of Women Quarterly and is an active board member at the Youngstown Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA).