Conference Schedule and Program – APA 2021 Division 45 Conference

Conference Schedule and Program

Pre-Conference Session Topics

On Thursday, July 8, 2021 more than 10 professional development sessions will be held throughout the day.

Session Topics to include:

  • Applying and Securing Research Grants
  • Beyond Tenure and Promotion: Flourishing in an Academic Career
  • Fostering Effective and Impactful Interdisciplinary Research Collaborations
  • Leadership and Representation: Psychologists as Administrators
  • Publishing High Quality Research: Tips, Opportunities, and Cautions from Journal Editors
  • Thinking Creatively: Diverse Careers in Psychology
  • Thriving in Graduate Training
  • Women of Color in the Academy during COVID-19
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Writing Strategies

2021 Division 45 Student Preconference Preconference Sessions & Links and Shoulders Program

Plenary Panel Sessions

Immigration and Xenophobia Thursday, July 8, 2021 6:30pm – 8:00pm EDT

Rich Lee, University of Minnesota, Moderator

Usha Tummala-Narra, Boston College

Nayeli Chavez, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Charissa Cheah, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Barbara Thelamour, Swarthmore College

The past couple of years have been a difficult and traumatizing time for immigrants including the rise of xenophobia during the Trump presidency, the racialization and health disparities of the COVID-19 pandemic, anti-Asian hate, and ongoing detention of immigrants at the borders. This plenary will examine the problems and challenges associated with immigration and xenophobia in today’s society, as well as ways in which psychologists can address these issues through research, teaching, practice, and policy.

Structural Racism: Conceptual, Theoretical, Methodological Perspectives Friday, July 9, 2021 6:30pm – 8:00pm EDT

William Cross, University of Denver

Helen Neville, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tiffany Yip, Fordham University

Art Blume, Washington State University

Gigi Awad, University of Texas at Austin, Moderator

This plenary will explore conceptual, theoretical, and methodological perspectives pertaining to the study of structural racism within the field of psychology. Panelists will discuss their work pertaining to structural racism and the role of psychology and psychologists in combating structural racism and its effects.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color Saturday, July 10, 2021 6:30pm – 8:00pm EDT

Enrique Neblett, University of Michigan, Moderator

Sannisha Dale, University of Miami

Cindy Liu, Harvard University

Mona Amer, The American University in Cairo

Lucas Torres, Marquette University

This plenary session will explore the impact of COVID-19 on communities of color. Panelists will briefly describe their work with regard to this topic and discuss: salient contributing factors to the impact of COVID-19; myths and misconceptions about COVID-19 and communities of color; current and future challenges related to COVID-19 and communities of color; successes and failures in addressing challenges-to-date; and concrete and practical solutions to address the impact of COVID-19 on communities of color.

More information to be announced soon!

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