Champika K. Soysa, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
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,
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
*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.”