I am a Professor in the Department of Psychology at York University in Toronto. My primary appointment is in the History & Theory of Psychology graduate program where I work with students on historical approaches to understanding the development and contemporary status of the human sciences. I am also affiliated with the Gender, Feminist & Women’s Studies and Science & Technology Studies graduate programs. Broadly, I am interested in how psychologists have used their expertise to change society and how, in turn, social and political factors have shaped the nature of this expertise and its influence. In my current project I critically examine the relationship between feminism and psychology from the 1940s-present with specific attention to the cultural and political factors that shaped this relationship and its social impact.
With support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, I initiated and direct the Psychology’s Feminist Voices multimedia digital archive project. This project collects and disseminates information about women in the history of psychology and the contributions of contemporary feminist psychologists. It includes oral history interviews with feminist psychologists, over 200 original profiles of women and feminists in psychology, a documentary on the emergence of feminist psychology in the United States, and extensive teaching resources for bringing feminism into the psychology classroom.
I am a member of the Institute for Science & Technology Studies and the Centre for Feminist Research at York University. In 2013 I was president of the Society for the History of Psychology. I currently serve on the editorial boards of History of Psychology, Feminism & Psychology, and Theoria & Praxis and am a member of the advisory board of the Center for the History of Psychology.