Co-Chair, Div 9 at APA Convention
Eileen L. Zurbriggen, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she is also affiliated with the Department of Feminist Studies. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, where she was a Visiting Associate Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies in 2007-2008. Her research focuses on behaviors in which power and sex are linked (such as rape and childhood sexual abuse), on psychological linkages between power, objectification, and sex, and on media representations of sex, power, and gender. Her work has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and her findings have been published in numerous journals, including Sex Roles, Feminism and Psychology, Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, Journal of Social Issues, Child Development, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. She is a fellow of SPSSI and the American Psychological Association. She served as the chair of APA’s Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls and has been interviewed about the Task Force's findings by numerous media outlets, including the BBC World Service, Radio Free Europe, ABC News, Bloomberg News and Australia's SBS Television. With Tomi-Ann Roberts, she edited the book The Sexualization of Girls and Girlhood: Causes, Consequences, and Resistance, published by Oxford University Press in 2013.