Colloquium Series

Departmental Colloquium Series

During the academic year, the department of psychology invites respected scholars to give lectures on research and theory in contemporary psychology. All lectures are in Swift Hall 107, unless otherwise noted. A reception is held following the talk. The schedule is subject to change.


Wednesday, October 18th, 2017, 4:00 pm

Speaker: Kim Leary, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Topic: When Black Lives Matter: Helping Women and Girls of Color to Thrive

About Kim Leary


Thursday, February 8th, 2018, 4:00 pm

Speaker: Ayanna Thomas; Tufts University

Topic: TBA

Interests: Cognitive aging and memory

About Ayanna Thomas

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018, 4:00 pm

Speaker: Rashmita Mistry, UCLA

Topic: TBA

Interests: Social class and child development/education/social identity

About Rashmita Mistry


Thursday, March 8th, 2018, 4:00 pm

Speaker: Margaret Beale Spencer, University of Chicago

Topic: TBA

Interests: Human development; identity; racism, gender, masculinity; coping

About Margaret Beale Spencer


Thursday, April 12th, 2018, 4:00 pm

Speaker: Leah Sommerville, Harvard University

Topic: TBA

Interests: Adolescent brain development; affective neuroscience

About Leah Sommerville


Thursday, May 17th, 2018, 4:00 pm

Speaker: Kate McLean, Western Washington University

Topic: TBA

Interests: Identity development; narrative psychology; gender and intersectionality

About Kate McLean

Thursday, May 31st, 2018, 4:00 pm

Speaker: Keith Payne, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Topic: TBA

Interests: Social inequality (Diversity Book Program author)

About Keith Payne

More colloquium dates to be announced...