April Few-Demo

April Few-Demo

April Few-Demo

Professor and Interim Department Head

Office

366A Wallace Hall
295 West Campus Dr.
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone

540-231-2664

Email

Expertise

  • Feminism and Family studies
  • Hip Hop Influences on Adolescent Sexuality
  • Intimate Violence
  • Racial/Ethnic Identity
  • Qualitative Research Methods

Professional Activities

  • Journal of Family Issues, Associate Editorial Board Member
  • Family Relations, Editorial Board Member
  • Journal of Family Communication, Editorial Board Member
  • National Council on Family Relations, former Elections Council Chair

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Georgia
  • M.A. Monterey Institute of International Studies
  • B.A. University of Georgia

Research Interests

    Awards and Honors

    The Wiley Prize in Family Science, the Alexis Walker Award, Wiley Publishers [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, inaugural award recipient, The Graduate School, Virginia Tech [2017]

    Selected Publications

    Edited Books

    Lloyd, S., Few, A. L., & Allen, K. R. (Eds.). (2009). Handbook of feminist family studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

    Book Chapters

    Dolbin-MacNab, M. L., & Few-Demo, A. L. (in press). Grandfamilies in the United States: An intersectional analysis. In V. Timonen (Ed.). Grandparenting practices around the world. Bristol, UK: Policy Press.

    Few-Demo, A. L., Moore, J., & Abdi, S.* (2017). Intersectionality: (Re)considering family communication from within the margins. In D. O. Braithwaite, E. Suter, & K. Floyd (Eds). Engaging theories in family communication (2nd ed., pp. 175-186). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

    Articles

    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

    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

    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(11):1297-1320. Advanced online publication. doi: 0306624X13495378