Worcester State University
Women's Studies

 

Champika K. Soysa, Ph.D.

Program Director
Associate Professor

Department of Psychology


Office: S-241G

Phone: 508-929-8703

Email: csoysa@worcester.edu

 

Scholarship in Women’s Studies – Selected journal publications/ book chapters/ books etc.

 

De Mel, N., Samuel, K., & Soysa, C. K. (invited chapter-manuscript

        in preparation). Ethno-political conflict in Sri Lanka:

        Trajectories and transformations. In D. Landis & R. Albert

        (Eds.), Handbook of ethnopolitical conflict. Springer.

 

Soysa, C. K., Dawson, L. J., Kanner, B. G., Wagoner, M. J., &

        Soltano, E. G. (2009).  Assignments and course content

        in teaching diversity. In R. A. Gurung & L. R. Prieto (Eds.),

        Getting Culture: Incorporating diversity across the curriculum.

       Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

 

Russell, B., Soysa, C. K., Wagoner, M. J., & Dawson, L. J.

       (2008) Teaching prevention on sensitive topics: Key elements

        and pedagogical techniques. Journal of Primary Prevention,

        29(5), 413-433.


Scholarship in Women’s Studies – Selected conference presentations

Soysa, C. K. (2009, March). The dialectics of empowerment and

        disempowerment: Learning about clinical practice. In A. L.

        Dottolo (Chair), Conflict and conversation:


Feminist pedagogy in teaching and learning social justice.

        Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Association for

        Women in Psychology, Newport, RI. 

 

Soysa, C. K. (2008, August). Examining dimensions of power

        as a means of violence prevention. In B Russell (Chair),

        Pedagogical Tips for Teaching on Difficult Subject Areas

        in Psychology. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American 

        Psychological Association. Boston, MA.

 

Soysa, C. K. (2008, March). Clipped wings in the birdcage:

        Trauma in the Sri Lankan war zone. In A. L. Dottolo (Chair),

        Cultural insiders and outsiders: Theorizing relationships

        between social identities and institutional structures. Symposium 

        conducted at the meeting of the Association for Women

        in Psychology, San Diego, CA. 

 

Soysa, C. K. (2006, October).  Interview exercise on

        discrimination. In C. K. Soysa (Chair), A state college

        perspective: Assignments and course content in teaching 

        diversity. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Society for the

        Teaching of Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

 

Soysa, C. K. (2006, June).  Post-traumatic stress disorder

        symptoms in Sri Lankan women and children exposed

        to war.  Invited paper presentation at the meeting of the 

        Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict,

        University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Soysa, C. K. (2004, February).  Posttraumatic stress disorder

        symptomatology in Sri Lankan women exposed to war. 

        Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for

        Women in Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Selected talks on campus, in the consortium, local community, related to Women’s Studies

*Anna Maria College (Spring 2009), Counseling Psychology

        MA Program, "Diversity in Clinical Practice."

 

*Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, Jamaica Plain, Grand Rounds

        (April, 2006). "Post-Tsunami Psychosocial

        Rehabilitation in Sri Lanka."

 

*Boston Veteran's Affairs Hospital, In-Service Training

        Program (July 2005). "Cross-Cultural PTSD Research

        with Children Exposed to War in Sri Lanka."

 

*Assumption College (2003), Counseling Psychology MA

        Program, Diversity Seminar Presentation, "Mental

        Health and Illness in Sri Lanka."

 

At Worcester State College

 

*Center for Teaching and Learning and LASC (October,

        2008): Soysa, C.K., & Dottolo, A. L., "Diversity

        across the curriculum."

 

*Dr. Sandra McEvoy’s class on Global Feminism,

        Department of Philosophy (Fall 2008)

 

“Gender in conflict: Paramilitaries, peace movements,

        and civilians in Sri Lanka”

 

*Center for Teaching and Learning and Office of Diversity

        (April 2007):  Soysa, C. K., Dawson, L. J., Kanner,

        B. G., Wagoner, M. J., & Soltano, E. G.,  “A state

        college perspective: Assignments and course content

        in teaching diversity.” 

 

*Women’s Studies Brown Bag lecture series (Fall 2006): 

        “Family dynamics and nutritional status in Sri

        Lankan children.” 

 
*Women’s Studies Brown Bag lecture series (Fall 2005): 
        “The Sri Lankan tsunami experience.”

*Dr. Kris Waters’s class on Global Feminism, Department 
       
of Philosophy (Spring 2004):  “Women’s activism in 
        peace issues in Sri Lanka.”


 
 
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