The Committee on Academic Feminist Psychology, a committee of Div. 35 (The Society for the Psychology of Women), is pleased to announce that the third Institute for Academic Feminist Psychologists was an enormous success. The institute was held in Miami, June 7-8, 2018, on the Biscayne Bay Campus of Florida International University.
The primary goal of the institute was to create and sustain networks of feminist academic psychologists who can prepare, promote and support each other professionally by discussing ideas and developing collaborations, as well as mentor the next generation of scholars in different subfields of the discipline. We wanted, as feminist speaker Abby Stewart once described it, to create an "invisible college" of feminist scholars from different institutions and with different areas of expertise who could call on each other for collaboration, support, networking and encouragement. It was clear from the incredibly positive evaluations and feedback, summarized below, that we accomplished this goal.
Participants included 31 early career (pre-tenure) and two recently tenured scholars from both research- and teaching-focused institutions. We opened the two-day institute with a poster session, highlighting the diversity of research and teaching interests held by our participants and allowing them to meet each other and begin networking.
Five eminent senior scholars generously donated their time to give talks and lead discussions on a variety of topics. We shared lunch together each day and a fabulous dinner the first night of the institute.