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Rose Capdevila

Rose Capdevila is a Professor of Psychology at The Open University in the United Kingdom and currently serves as Associate Dean of Research in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Her research focuses on gender in digital spaces to which she takes a critical feminist and poststructuralist approach with a theoretical focus on the construction and transgression of discursive boundaries around identity - in particular political and gender identities.

She is past Chair of the Psychology of Women & Equalities Section (PoWES) of the British Psychological Society and is currently conducting research, funded by the BPS, on the History of Feminist Psychology in the UK (with Katherine Hubbard and Lois Donnelly). She has been on the editorial board of the international journal Feminism & Psychology since 2001, serving as co-editor from 2013 to 2021. In 2013, F&P was awarded the Distinguished Leadership Award by The Committee on Women in Psychology of the APA.

Rose is co-editor of the book series Feminist Companions to Psychology for which she is co-authoring (with Hannah Frith) the companion to research methods. She is also co-editing (with Eileen Zurbriggen) the Handbook to Psychology, Power and Gender due out in 2022. She was co-editor (with Alexandra Rutherford, Vindhya Undurti and Ingrid Palmary) of the 2011 volume Handbook of International Feminisms: Perspectives on Psychology, Women, Culture, and Rights which was awarded the 2012 Distinguished Publication Award from the Association for Women in Psychology.

See Dr. Capdevila's home page for more information.