Kate Sheese

Mitarbeiterin im Forschungsprojekt „What helps the helpers“ und Dozentin im Universitätslehrgang „Cultural Relations an Migration“

Contact: kate.sheese@sfu-berlin.de

Short Biography

Kate began working as a research associate at the SFU Berlin in 2016 on a project investigating the psychological well being of people working in psychosocial support projects in crisis and conflict zones.  Kate completed a master’s degree in the History & Theory of Psychology programme at York University in Toronto, Canada with a thesis on gendered structural violence in Canada’s Seasonal Agricultural Workers Programme.  She completed a second thesis in Critical Social Psychology on women’s embodiment and the socio-relational circuits of knowledges surrounding vulvas.  She is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Critical Social Psychology at The Graduate Center, City University of New York and working on a dissertation that examines the dynamics of the independent volunteer response to the ongoing refugee crisis in Greece.

Research interests

migration policies/citizenship regimes/politics of categorization, embodiment and sexual subjectivities, reproductive justice


Sheese, K. (In Press). Contraception. The SAGE encyclopedia of psychology and gender. Thousand Oaks: Sage Reference.

Rutherford, A., Sheese, K., & Ruck, N. (2015). Feminism and theoretical psychology. The Wiley handbook on the methods of theoretical and philosophical psychology. New York: Wiley.

Sheese, K. (2014). Abortion. Encyclopedia of critical psychology. T. Teo (Ed.). New York: Springer Reference.

Sheese, K. & Liu, W. (2014). Activism. Encyclopedia of critical psychology. T. Teo (Ed.). New York: Springer Reference.

Rutherford, A. Marecek, J., & Sheese, K. (2013). Psychology of women and gender. Handbook of psychology, Volume 1: History of Psychology, Second edition. D. K. Freedheim & I. B. Weiner (Eds.). New York: Wiley.

Sheese, K. (2011). Review: Gender Madness in American Psychiatry: Essays from the Struggle for Dignity. Feminism & Psychology, 21(2), 277-279.

Unger, K. Sheese, A. Main (2010). Feminism and Women Leaders in SPSSI: Social Networks, Ideology, and Generational Change. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 34(4), 474-485.

Richmond, K. & Sheese, K. (2010). Gender Interrupted: Controversy and Concern about Gender Identity Disorder.  Association for Women in Psychology Subcommittee website, http://awpsych.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=96&catid=74&Itemid=12&

Sheese & T. Beaulieu (2009). Review: Deborah Cameron: The Myth of Mars and Venus: Do Men and Women Really Speak Different Languages? Feminism & Psychology, 19, 145-147.

Sheese (2008). Contesting Victimhood: Indigenous Women and Violence in Chiapas, Mexico. Centre for Research on Latin American and the Caribbean Online Publications. Available at: http://www.yorku.ca/cerlac/documents/sheese2007.pdf