Jill Cermele

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Jill Cermele

Professor of Psychology

Areas of expertise: Efficacy and perceptions of self-defense against sexual assault, epistemology and pedagogy, feminist psychology, gender violence and women’s resistance, psychology and feminist scholarship for lay audiences, psychology and Harry Potter


Jill Cermele is a professor of psychology and an affiliated faculty member of the Women’s and Gender Studies program. Her research and teaching interests include gender violence and women’s resistance, outcomes and perceptions of self-defense training, feminist psychology and pedagogy and issues of gender in mental health. Jill is an avid Harry Potter fan and also teaches a course in the Psychology of Harry Potter.