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College of Arts and Sciences Gender and Women's Studies Program

Susan McKay

Susan McKay, Ph.D. is a psychologist, nurse and Professor of Women's and International Studies at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming, USA. For almost two decades, she has taught and researched issues focused upon women, girls, and armed conflict, women and peacebuilding, and feminist issues in peace psychology. She has published more than 75 books, book chapters, and articles. Recent books include Where Are the Girls? Girls in Fighting Forces in Northern Uganda, Sierra Leone, and Mozambique, Their Lives During and After War (2004), The Courage Our Stories Tell: The Daily Lives and Maternal Child Health Care of Japanese-American Women at Heart Mountain (2002), Raising Women's Voices for Peacebuilding: Vision, Impact, and Limitations of Media Technologies (2001) and Women and Peacebuilding (1999). McKay's current funding comes from the Oak Foundation to study issues participatory strategies to promote reintegration of formerly-abducted girl soldiers in Northern Uganda, Sierra Leone, and Liberia who return from fighting forces with children. She is past President of the Division of Peace Psychology of the American Psychological Association. Recent awards include the U.W. Presidential Faculty Achievement Award for Research (2000), designation as a fellow of the American Psychological Association (2002), College of Arts and Sciences Extraordinary Merit in Research (1999, 2003, 2006) and Seibold Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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