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Gender & Women's Studies|College of Arts & Sciences

Susan McKay

Professor, Gender/Women's Studies • 307-766-2180 • Ross Hall 119
Academic Degrees:
University of Wyoming Ph.D. - 1978
Laramie, Wyoming Major: Counselor Education
Minors: Psychology, Statistics and Research
University of Colorado M.S. - 1965
Boulder, Colorado Major: Maternal Child Nursing
Minor: Psychology
DePauw University B.S. – 1964 
Greencastle, Indiana Major: Nursing


Susan McKay, Ph.D., R.N., is Professor of Gender and Women’s at the University of Wyoming. For more than 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 80 books, book chapters, and articles.  Her books include Where Are the Girls? Girls in Fighting Forces in Northern Uganda, Sierra Leone, and Mozambique, Their Lives During and After War (2004);  Raising Women’s Voices for Peacebuilding: Vision, Impact, and Limitations of Media Technologies (2001);  and Women and Peacebuilding (1999). McKay’s recent research (with Angela Veale, Mike Wessells, and Miranda Worthen) has been on community-based reintegration support using highly participatory processes for girl mothers returning from armed forces or armed groups and other vulnerable girls in the community in Northern Uganda, Sierra Leone, and Liberia ( Among her awards are the 1991 Nellie Tayloe Ross Woman of Achievement Award, UW Presidential Faculty Achievement Award (2000), Extraordinary Merit in Research ( 1999, 2003, 2006), and the Corann Okorodudu International Women’s Advocacy Award (2008) presented by the Society of the Psychology of Women of the American Psychological Association. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.

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