Alyssa N. Zucker is an Associate Professor and the Vada A. Yeomans Chair of Women’s Studies at the University of Florida. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Vassar College and her Ph.D. in Psychology and graduate certificate in Women’s Studies from the University of Michigan. After 14 years jointly appointed in Psychology and Women’s Studies at the George Washington University, Dr. Zucker joined the Gator Nation in 2015 where she uses feminist psychological tools to understand the consequences of structural disadvantage for women’s lives and examines mechanisms that help create social change.
In both teaching and research Dr. Zucker uses an intersectional approach to focus on how discrimination relates to women’s health and political behaviors. As the Associate Director of the Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research at the University of Florida and as the primary advisor for the Center’s major and three minors, she relishes in building a network of scholars interested in using academic tools to study and transform gender, race, class, sexualities and other systems of power.
Dr. Zucker joined SPSSI as a graduate student and remains active to this day. In addition to regularly attending SPSSI conferences, she served on the Clara Mayo Grants review committee and co-chaired the program for the 2019 conference in San Diego.