Critical S/P Work in the Media

Rachel Liebert was featured in the third teaching video that Psychology’s Feminist Voices (at York University) has created. Check it out on YouTube

2013 Alum Puleng Segalo was recently named one of South Africa’s top scientists for her work with female survivors of apartheid. “[The award] means the work that I do is important, that it matters,” she said in a video interview with SABC News

Dr. Yasser Payne, an Alum of our program was featured in Delaware Today for his participatory action research! Read it here

Recent Alum Kendra Brewster was cited in the New Yorker! Read the article here

Susan Opotow has been featured quite prominently in the media recently! She was interviewed by Henry Shinn on <Primetime> (tbs eFM 101.3MHz), a live current affairs radio program based in Seoul, regarding protracted, escalating controversy between the state-run Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) and residents of rural South Korean communities opposed to the erection of the pylons, especially Miryang, 2 January 2014

Dr. Opotow was also interviewed in the South Korean newspaper, Hankyoreh, about environmental justice, energy production, and the erection of high voltage power pylons in South Korea, 2 December 2013.

And in April 2013, she was a talk show guest on “Stand Up! With Pete Dominick” on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. She was interviewed about her research on environmental justice and its significance for pro-environmental policy.

Eva Tessza Udvarhelyi, a 2013 graduate of Critical Psychology and homelessness activist in Budapest, is interviewed in this 5 minute video on social change in Hungary. Her work is embedded in work on Right to the City.

Congratulations to alum of the SP program, Dr. Yasser Payne! He was featured in a Delaware Today Magazine article for his PAR work with men and women associated with street life in Wilmington. You can read the article and how his training in the SP program at the GC helped prepare him to engage in this social justice work:

Faculty Susan Opotow and Michelle Fine wrote an article about the Critical S/P program’s focus on mentoring and fostering community and activism in the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues’ summer newsletter! You can read their article on pg 14 of the newsletter here.

Professor Susan Saegert was recently quoted in a New York Times article on Marcus Garvey Village. The article discusses how this low-income housing solution, meant to inspire community, instead resulted in greater criminality and police surveillance for the community members. Read the article here:

Distinguished professor Michelle Fine was quoted in an article in Diverse Issues in Higher Education. In it, she discusses how upcoming changes to the GED exam may serve to further marginalize low-income and incarcerated individuals. Read the article here: