Dr. Vicki Burns appointed APA Division 35 Chair for the Violence Against Women Committee

Dr. Vicki Burns

Dr. Vicki Burns, instructor in the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, was recently appointed Chair of Division 35’s Violence Against Women Committee for the American Psychological Association (APA).

Division 35, the Society for the Psychology of Women, is a national feminist organization dedicated to highlighting diversity issues in the lives of women with an emphasis on the intersectionality of race/ethnicity, culture, language, socioeconomic status, age and sexual orientation.

The Violence Against Women Committee will aim to increase the visibility and dissemination of research, teaching, advocacy, and practice issues relating to various forms of violence against women as well as transgender and queer-identified individuals. Dr. Burns will be joined by co-chair Dr. Alexandra Zelin, an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.

Tamara Gonzalez contributed to this article.