Boston College Lynch School of Education
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M. Brinton Lykes is Professor of Community/Social Psychology at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. Her research interests include gender, culture, and theories of the self; effects of state-sponsored terror and organized violence; human rights policy and mental health interventions; participatory action research; and community-based strategies for change. Her many publications have appeared in Social Science & Medicine, American Journal of Community Psychology, Psychology of Women Quarterly, and the Journal of Social Issues.
Professor Lykes is involved extensively in Boston-area communities and abroad. She is a founder and program committee member of the Ignacio Martín-Baró Fund for Mental Health and Human Rights, an Advisory Committee Member of Women’s Rights International, a former committee member and Chair of the American Psychological Association's Committee on International Relations and Psychology, and a volunteer consultant to the Association of Haitian Women in Boston, among numerous other commitments. She also serves on the Editorial Boards of Action Research and Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, and as a reviewer for many other journals. Professor Lykes received her B.A. at Hollins University, her M.Div. from Harvard University, and her Ph.D. at Boston College.