Integrating Intersectionality with Psychology: Identity, Social Stress, and Well-being

May 9, 2019 ● 4:30 p.m. ●  Steitz 102
 
Speaker:  Alex Ajayi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology, Augsburg University; Research Fellow/Behavioral Health Consultant, Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute; Lawrence class of 2012
 

From its roots in Black feminist thought and activism, the concept of intersectionality has impressively traversed academic disciplines. Within psychology, there is growing recognition of the value of intersectionality for psychological science—as a theoretical and analytical tool for understanding how social location (e.g., race, gender, class, sexual orientation) and systems of power and privilege (e.g., racism, patriarchy, classism, heterosexism) are simultaneously experienced. Despite this recognition, intersectionality remains a concept that is not widely used in psychology. In this talk, I will reflect on what intersectionality means for psychology and how it can be integrated, theoretically and empirically. Using some of my work as source material, I will highlight the importance of attending to intersecting social identities, explicate how interlocking systems of stigma and oppression can have adverse effects on health and well-being, and illustrate how insights from intersectionality can inform innovative psychological interventions.


Dr. Barrett's Open Office Hours

May 13, 2019 ● 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. ●  2nd Floor Sampson House

No appointment needed. Just stop in during these times to chat with Dr. Barrett.


Diversity and Inclusion Champion Awards Reception

May 30, 2019 ● 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. ●  Warch Campus Center, Somerset Room

The Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award was created to honor a select group of extraordinary individuals who serve as role models for our efforts to create a more inclusive Lawrence. These individuals use their personal power, talents, position and influence to help the University achieve inclusive excellence in the execution of its mission. Annually four awards will be given: one to a student, one to a member of faculty, one to a staff member and one to a community partner. For more information go to the D&I Champion Awards page.


Faculty of Color Mentoring Circles

Coming Soon

We will continue these peer facilitated groups that meet regularly to promote the success of individual faculty. The purpose of the groups is to solve professional problems while also supporting personal development. The program is based on a model developed in circles involving women scientists in higher education, as described in the book Every Other Thursday by Ellen Daniel. This group model is grounded in radical psychiatric theory which emphasizes self-empowerment. Watch for details to come.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

  • Tie Dye on the Hill
    4:30pm Outside 025 - Union Hill
    Students will bring their own items to tie-dye. $1 per item, 5 items maximum. This is a diversity-related event.

Friday, May 24, 2019

  • Iftar @ Sabin House
    8:30pm Sabin House 114 - Community Room
    Iftar at Center for Spiritual & Religious Life This event enhances spiritual and religious life. This is a diversity-related event.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

  • Decolonization, Activism, and Hope:Student Final Project Showcase
    12:30pm Warch Campus Center 320 - Gallery
    LU Ethnic Studies students will share their latest research findings about Native American culture. Free and open to the public - everyone welcome! This is a diversity-related event.
  • Diversity and Inclusion Champion Awards Reception
    4:00pm Warch Campus Center 324 - Somerset Room
    The Diversity & Inclusion Champion Awards will honor a select group of extraordinary individuals who serve as role models for our efforts to create a more inclusive Lawrence. This is a diversity-related event.

Friday, May 31, 2019

  • Iftar @ Sabin House
    8:30pm Sabin House 114 - Community Room
    Iftar at Center for Spiritual & Religious Life This event enhances spiritual and religious life. This is a diversity-related event.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

  • Lavender Graduation Ceremony
    3:00pm Memorial Hall 113 - Diversity Center
    The Lavender Graduation Ceremony celebrates graduating LGBTQ+ seniors and their significant accomplishments. If you would like to receive a lavender cord at the ceremony, please email Helen Boyd Kramer at boydh@lawrence.edu This is a diversity-related event.

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