I am a Professor in the Department of Psychology at York University in Toronto. I use critical historical and qualitative approaches to analyze the development and contemporary status of the human sciences. I am interested in how psychologists have used their scientific ‘expertise’ to impact society and how, in turn, social and political factors have shaped the nature of this expertise and its influence. In my current project I examine the relationships among feminist psychology, gender ideologies, and policy in Canada and the United States from the 1940s-present.
I founded and direct the Psychology’s Feminist Voices multimedia digital archive project. This project creates, collects, and curates material about women, gender, and feminism in psychology, past and present.
I am a member of the Centre for Feminist Research at York University. In 2013 I was president of the Society for the History of Psychology and in 2018-19 I was president of the Society for General Psychology. I am an Associate Editor of American Psychologist and the editor of the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences. I serve on the editorial board of Feminism & Psychology, and am a member of the advisory board of the Cummings Center for the History of Psychology. I am passionate about history, feminism, and psychology. I also love to garden.