April Few-Demo

Name, Title

April Few-Demo, Professor and Department Head
April Few-Demo, Professor and Department Head

Department of Human Development and Family Science
366A Wallace Hall
295 West Campus Dr.
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-4794 |  alfew@vt.edu

April Few-Demo is a professor and head of the Department of Human Development and Family Science at Virginia Tech.

  • Feminism and Family studies
  • Hip Hop Influences on Adolescent Sexuality
  • Intimate Violence
  • Racial/Ethnic Identity
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Ph.D. University of Georgia
  • M.A. Monterey Institute of International Studies
  • B.A. University of Georgia
  • 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
  • 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]

Journal 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

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.


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