ACADEMICS

  • Kathryn Frazier    

    Kathryn Frazier

    Contact Information
    Office S-241J
    508-929-8644
    kfrazier@worcester.edu

    Education
    Ph.D., Clark University
    M.A., Clark University
    B.A., Scripps College

    Area of Specialization
    Dr. Frazier is a developmental psychologist whose research focuses on girls’ and women’s gender socialization and identity development. Her recent work has studied the psychological impact of the sexualization of girls and women in U.S. media culture. Dr. Frazier is also interested in predictors of feminist identification and activism, as well as women’s experiences of intimate partner violence and help-seeking. 


  • Courses Taught
    PS101: General Psychology
    PS210: Developmental Psychology
    PS312: Adolescent Development
    Research

    Selected Conference Presentation  

    Frazier, K. (October 2016). Norms equating femininity with sexiness produce tensions in contexts of violence. Poster presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the New England Psychological Association, Worcester, MA.

    Frazier, K. (March 2016). Modes of Empowerment: Conflicts and Commonalities Across Feminisms and Across Difference. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Conference of the Association for Women in Psychology, Pittsburgh, PA.

    Frazier, K. (October 2015). Feminism’s other: Empowerment experiences produced by women othering women. Poster presented at the 2015 Annual Psychology and the Other Conference, Cambridge, MA.

    Frazier, K. (February 2014). Between “up for it” and “asking for it”: The sexualization and policing of feminine bodies. Paper presented at the June Baker Higgins Women’s and Gender Studies Conference, New Britian, CT.

    Nicholson, M.*, Frazier, K., & Falmagne, R.J. (May 2013). I am (not) woman, hear me roar: Tension-filled femininities in women’s discussions of risk. Paper presented at the 9th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champaign, IL.

    Jackson, T. & Frazier, K. (October 2012). It’s just weird: Formal and informal avenues of education about menstruation. Paper presented at the 52nd New England Psychological Association Meeting, Worcester, MA.

    Frazier, K. (May 2012). Dilemmatic inquiries: Conducting feminist research with non feminist women. Paper presented at the 8th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, UrbanaChampaign, IL.

    Jackson, T. & Frazier, K. (March 2012). “I learned everything from my ‘bad friend’”: Informal menstrual education among girls and their peers. Paper presented at the 14th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescents, Vancouver, Canada.

    Lenis, C.*, Abell, K.*, & Frazier, K. (October 2011). “I Would Not Want To Walk Down That Street”: Women's Constructions Of Safety. Poster presented at the 2011 Annual New England Psychological Association Meeting, Fairfield, CT.

    *Student researcher

    Selected Publications

    Frazier, K., Jackson, T., & Mangione, H. (2015). Beyond stigma: Critical approaches to violations of the motherhood narrative. In K.R. Cabell, G. Marsico, C. Cornejo, & J. Valsiner (Eds). Making Meaning, Making Motherhood. Annals of Cultural Psychology (pp. 133-149). Charlotte, NC.: Information Age Publishing.

    Frazier, K., & Falmagne, R.J. (2014). Empowered victims? Societal discourses of violence and women’s subjectivities. Feminism & Psychology, 24(4), 479-499. doi: 10.1177/0959353514552036

    Frazier, K. (2013). Agency on the move: Revisioning the route to social change. Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Sciences, 47, 354-366. doi: 10.1007/s12124-013-9232-4

    Frazier, K. (2012). Reclaiming the person: Intersectionality and dynamic social categories through a psychological lens, Integrative Psychological & Behavioral Science, 46, 380386. doi: 10.1007/s12124-012-9198-7 

    Honors and Grants