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SConradsonDr. Susan Conradsen is an Associate Professor of Psychology and also the Director of the Women’s Studies Program at Berry. Dr. Conradsen completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Georgia. She received her MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Louisville. She is most interested in gender and media, eating disorders and gendered violence. She also conducts research on issues of mothering such as: childbirth, work/family issues and mother activism.

How and when did you encounter Women's Studies? 

“I first became involved in women's issues when I volunteered at a domestic violence shelter in college, but really started learning more through my clinical work with eating disorders in graduate school and during my residency at Medical College of Georgia. While on my fellowship with Emory I started to learn more about feminist psychology and the importance of race, gender, and class through my work with AIDS patients. When I came to Berry I asked to teach the course Psychology of Women, which is a cross listed course. This was when I became fully immersed in Women's Studies and fell in love with the discipline.”

What is something interesting about you that your students would not know?

"I do Yoshukai Karate with my daughter, love Zumba and spin classes, and enjoy drawing."

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