08-10 July. Cumberland Lodge, Windsor
Professor Chris Griffin
University of BathShow content
Christine Griffin is Professor Emerita of Social Psychology at the University of Bath, UK, having retired from academia in 2017. She has a long-standing interest in young people’s experiences, especially how young women negotiate the contradictory terrain of femininity as shaped by gender, class, race and sexuality. Her recent research explored the relationship between identity and consumer culture, including a study on marketing alcohol to young people via social media in the UK and Aotearoa New Zealand. Christine was a founding member of the editorial group that launched the journal ‘Feminism and Psychology’ in 1991, and she organized a POWS/Women and Psychology conference at the University of Birmingham, UK in the early 1990s. She has been a leading advocate of qualitative approaches to research in social psychology, and has published widely in and beyond psychology, including two books: ‘Typical Girls?’ (1985) and ‘Representations of Youth’ (1993).
Dr Jen Slater
Sheffield Hallam UniversityShow content
Jen Slater works as a Reader in Disability Studies and Education at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Their research focuses on issues of disability, gender and the body. They are also interested in critical explorations of developmental discourse and issues of access/accessibility. Their PhD research used critical disability studies perspectives to explore meanings that we attach to ‘youth’ and ‘adulthood’. From 2015-2018, they led a series of AHRC-funded arts-based projects collectively known as Around the Toilet. Around the Toilet explores the toilet as an embodied space of exclusion and belonging (aroundthetoilet.com). You can follow Jen on Twitter @jenslater_
Dr Jacy L. Young
Quest University CanadaShow content
Jacy L. Young is a Faculty Member at Quest University Canada in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada. A critical feminist psychologist and historian of psychology, Jacy explores the methods and practices of psychology guided by the question of how psychology goes about producing knowledge, about whom, and with what consequences. Following doctoral work in the History and Theory of Psychology, she held a two-year position as a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada funded postdoctoral fellow at the University of Surrey. Through her decade long involvement with the Psychology’s Feminist Voices project she has sought to document the history of women in psychology and continuing feminist presence in the field. She blogs regularly about the history of psychology at Advances in the History of Psychology. Jacy’s research is eclectic and wide-ranging, including histories of topics as diverse as sexual harassment, questionnaires, intelligence testing, mindfulness, child study, pedagogy, and evolutionary ideas.