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2024 Institute for Academic Feminist Psychologists
A Professional Development Opportunity for Early Career Academics

The Committee on Academic Feminist Psychology, a committee of the Society for the Psychology of Women (American Psychological Association -  Division 35) is convening the 4th Institute for Academic Feminist Psychologists.  This professional development institute is for early and mid-career feminist academics, both teaching and tenure track, in psychology and related fields (e.g. human development).  The Institute will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from late afternoon on Tuesday, June 18th through early afternoon on Thursday, June 20th, 2024.  The primary goal of the Institute is to create and sustain networks of feminist academic psychologists who can prepare, promote, and support each other professionally, as well as mentor the next generation of scholars in different subfields of the discipline.


  • Registration Fee ($200): covers general conference materials, meals, and snacks

  • Additional costs: travel and lodging ($219/night plus tax)  

  • We strongly encourage participants to request funding support for registration, travel, and lodging from their home institutions.  A limited number of travel awards will be available based on need.


Applications invited from early- and mid-career feminist academic psychologists:

  • Early-career teaching-track and tenure-track faculty

  • Postdoctoral/ABD scholars on the academic job market

  • Recently tenured faculty (< 5 yrs since tenure)

Convened by the Committee on Academic Feminist Psychology

Danielle Dickens (Chair)

Leah Warner, Jan Habarth, Abbey Mann, Taryn Myers, Lisa Platt, Stephanie Shields

Past Institutes: Synopsis & Photos

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“As an early tenure-track professor, the Institute for Feminist Academic Psychologists was an invaluable experience. I loved the opportunity to have a space to explore my career trajectory with other feminist academics. The presentations about feminist scholarship and mentorship helped me reach my goal of tenure. Finally, I cherish the validation and support I received at this Institute's meeting.”

Carrie Castañeda, Pepperdine University
2012 Institute Participant

“At the 2016 Institute, I was able to connect with like-minded psychologists and to consider how my feminist identity interfaces with my work as an academic. The weekend was a rich source of collegial support, teaching ideas, and professional guidance. I left with a stronger sense of my place in my university and in the field of psychology more broadly. ”

Grace Deason, University of Wisconsin- La Crosse
2016 Institute Participant

As an early career clinical psychologist, this provided me with wonderful connections to other like-minded feminists and individuals engaged in social justice work. The speakers were excellent and I gained new ideas for my teaching. In addition, the small group discussions provided a great outlet for discussing professional development, career goals, and challenges faced as a feminist academic.

Jae A. Puckett, Michigan State University
2016 Institute Participant

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