Decolonizing the Psychology Curriculum: From Critical Consciousness to Liberatory Pedagogies

September 23, 2022 | 9-10 a.m. Pacific

V.P. of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Allison Davis-White Eyes, Ph.D., invites alums, students, faculty, staff, and prospective students to a presentation by Jasmine A. Mena, Ph.D.

The field of psychology grew out of the history of conquest and colonization. As a result, the knowledge production and services have not been equally accessible to all peoples and cultures and have resulted in a multitude of inequities. Halting the perpetuation of U.S. colonization of psychology will require a reassessment of the mission, values, and practices in the field. The goals of this talk are to:

  1. Cultivate your departmental commitment to a scaffolded decolonized psychology curriculum
  2. Identify opportunities for course transformations
Jasmine Mena smiles in the camera

Jasmine A. Mena, Ph.D.

Dr. Mena is an associate professor of psychology and an affiliate of the Latin American Studies Program at Bucknell University. She is a licensed clinical psychologist who graduated from the University of Rhode Island. Her research examines the influence of cultural and contextual factors on physical and mental health and quality of life. She uses a critical and multilevel approach to examine three interrelated scholarly areas: 1) discrimination and psychological distress, 2) psychosocial and structural determinants of health disparities, and 3) critical and decolonial psychology education.

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