April Few-Demo, an associate professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at Virginia Tech, is the 2017 recipient of the Alexis J. Walker Award for Mid-Career Achievement in Feminist Family Studies.

This award, given biannually, recognizes a scholar who exemplifies excellence in contributions to feminist scholarship in research, teaching, leadership and administration, activism, and service to the National Council on Family Relations and the Feminism and Family Studies Section. Award winners, who are mid-career — considered to be at least 10 years post-degree — demonstrate a commitment to feminist work reflective of the section’s founder, Alexis Walker.

Few-Demo won the award in part for “Queer Theory, Intersectionality, and LBGT-Parent Families: Transformative Critical Pedagogy in Family Theory,” a 2016 paper she coauthored with collaborators Aíne Humble, Melissa Curran, and Sally Lloyd, in the Journal of Family Theory & Review.

She will receive the award at the annual conference of the National Council on Family Relations in Orlando, Florida, in November.