April L. Few-Demo
College of Family and Consumer Sciences
University of Georgia Foundation Professor in Family & Consumer Sciences and Department Head
Dr. April Few-Demo (pronounced Few-Dee-mo), is Professor and Head of the Department of Human Development and Family Science at the University of Georgia.
|Degree||Field of Study||Institution||Graduation|
|Ph.D.||Child and Family Development||University of Georgia||1999|
|Women’s Studies Graduate Certificate||University of Georgia||1997|
|M.A.||International Policy Studies||Monterey Institute of International Studies||1993|
|B.A.||Political Science||University of Georgia||1991|
|magna cum laude|
As a feminist family scholar, her research embodies a longtime commitment to investigating how marginalized individuals and families experience social disparities and inequities as well as how they engage in decision-making processes toward resilience and well-being. Specifically, her research reflects a strengths-based examination of the interplay of relational and situational vulnerabilities and resiliencies as they relate to agency and personal power within the contexts of identity development, intimate partner violence, sexuality and decision-making. Dr. Few-Demo also has written about the utility of critical theories such as Black feminist theory, intersectionality, queer theory, and critical race theories in family science.
Prior Professional Positions
|Organization||Title||Years of Service|
|Department of Human Development and Family Science, Virginia Tech||Department Head||4|
|Department of Human Development and Family Science, Virginia Tech||Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor||22|
|Award Name||Awarded By||Year Awarded|
|Alexis Walker Award, Wiley Prize in Family Science||John Wiley & Sons, Inc.||2017|
|Alexis J. Walker Award for Mid-Career Achievement in Feminist Family Studies||Feminism and Family Studies section, National Council on Family Relations||2017|
|Sussman Award for Scholarly Contributions to Family Science||Groves Conference on Marriage and Family||2017|
|Excellence in Advising Award||College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech||2017|
|Outstanding Mentor Award||The Graduate School, Virginia Tech||2017|
|Human Development and Family Science Alumni Award||Department of Human Development and Family Science, University of Georgia||2014-2015|
|College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Certificate of Teaching Excellence||College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech||2010|
|College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Diversity Award||College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech||2007|
Adamsons, K., Few-Demo, A. L., Proux, C., & Roy, K. (Eds.) (2022). Sourcebook of family theories and methodologies: A dynamic approach. New York: Springer.
Lloyd, S. A., Few, A. L., & Allen, K. R. (Eds.). (2009). Handbook of feminist family studies. Thousand Oaks: Sage.
Selected Refereed Journal Articles:
Russon, J., Allen, K. R., Few-Demo, A. L., & Pease, J. C. (2022). Using critical family theorizing and intersectional feminist praxis to navigate reflexive conversations on race and power in academic settings. Journal of Family Theory and Review.
Few-Demo, A. L., & Allen, K. R. (2020). Gender, feminist, and intersectional perspectives on families: A decade in review. Journal of Marriage and Family, 82, 326-345. doi:10.1111/jomf.12638
Owen, S. S., Burke, T., Few-Demo, A. L., & Natwick, J.* (2018). Perceptions of the police by LGBT communities. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 43, 668–693. doi:10.1007/s12103-017-9420-8
van Eeden-Moorefield, B., Few-Demo, A. L , Benson, K., & Lummer, S.* (2017). A content analysis of LGBT family research in top family journals 2000-2015. Journal of Family Issues, 39, 1374-1395. doi:10.1177/0192513X17710284
Few-Demo, A. L., Humble, A., Curran, M. & Lloyd, S. (2016). Queer theory, intersectionality, and LGBT-parent families: Stretching and challenging family theories. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 8, 74-94. doi:10.1111/jftr.12127
- Article awarded 2017 Wiley Prize in Family Science, the Alexis Walker Award
- One of the Journal of Family Theory and Review’s top 10 most downloaded papers (2017)
Few-Demo, A. L. (2014). Intersectionality as the “new” critical approach in feminist family studies: Evolving racial/ethnic feminisms and critical race theories. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 6, 169-183. doi: 10.1111/jftr.12039
- Most downloaded article in Journal of Family Theory and Review (2014)
- Paper awarded the 2017 Sussman Award, Groves Conference
Few-Demo, A. L., Lloyd, S., & Allen, K. R. (2014). It's all about power: Integrating feminist family studies and family communication. Journal of Family Communication, 14, 85-94. doi:10.1080/15267431.2013.864295
Few-Demo, A. L., & Arditti, J. A. (2013). Relational vulnerabilities of incarcerated and reentry mothers: Therapeutic implications. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 58, 1297-1320. doi: 0306624X13495378
Glass, V. Q., & Few-Demo, A. L. (2013). Complexities of informal social support arrangements for Black lesbian couples. Family Relations, 62, 714-726. doi:10.1111/fare.12036
Stith, S. M., Amanor-Boadu, Y., Strachman Miller, M., Menhusen, E.*, Morgan, C.*, & Few-Demo, A. (2011). Vulnerabilities, stressors and adaptations in situationally violent relationships. Family Relations, 60, 73-89. doi:10.1111/j.1741-3729.2010.00634.x
Arditti, J. & Few, A. L. (2008). Maternal distress and women’s reentry into family and community life. Family Process, 47, 303-321. doi:10.1111/j.1545-5300.2008.00255.
Few, A. L. (2007). Integrating black consciousness and critical race feminism into family studies research. Journal of Family Issues, 28, 452-473. doi:10.1177/0192513X06297330
Few, A. L., Stephens, D. P., & Rouse-Arnett, M. (2003). Sister-to-sister talk: Transcending boundaries and challenges in qualitative research with Black women. Family Relations, 52, 205-215. doi:10.1111/j.1741-3729.2003.00205.x
- Jessie Bernard Outstanding Contribution to Feminist Scholarship Paper Award, Feminism and Family Studies section, National Council on Family Relations, 2004