Dr. Alyssa Zucker Named SPSSI Fellow

Published: February 14th, 2019

Category: Featured, News

Dr. Alyssa Zucker was named Fellow of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) of the American Psychological Association!

SPSSI Fellow status formally recognizes Dr. Zucker’s outstanding contributions to psychology and to the study of social issues.

Alyssa N. Zucker is an Associate Professor and the Vada A. Yeomans Chair of Women’s Studies at the University of Florida. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Vassar College and her Ph.D. in Psychology and graduate certificate in Women’s Studies from the University of Michigan. After 14 years jointly appointed in Psychology and Women’s Studies at the George Washington University, Dr. Zucker joined the Gator Nation in 2015 where she uses feminist psychological tools to understand the consequences of structural disadvantage for women’s lives and examines mechanisms that help create social change.

In both teaching and research Dr. Zucker uses an intersectional approach to focus on how discrimination relates to women’s health and political behaviors. As the Associate Director of the Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research at the University of Florida and as Undergraduate Coordinator for the Center’s major and three minors, she relishes in building a network of scholars interested in using academic tools to study and transform gender, race, class, sexualities and other systems of power.

About the American Psychological Association Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues:

Founded in 1936, SPSSI is a group of over 3000 scientists from psychology and related fields and others who share a common interest in research on the psychological aspects of important social and policy issues. In various ways, SPSSI seeks to bring theory and practice into focus on human problems of the group, the community, and nations, as well as the increasingly important problems that have no national boundaries.

 

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