|U of M Professor Sharon Horne Receives Denmark-Reuder Award
For release: August 2, 2007
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Dr. Sharon Horne of the University of Memphis has received the Florence L. Denmark and Mary E. Reuder Award for Excellence in the International Psychology of Women and Gender. Horne is an associate professor in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Research in the College of Education.
The Denmark-Reuder Award, presented by the Division of International Psychology of the 150,000-member American Psychological Association, recognizes the impact of Horne’s work in generating research to shed light on cross-cultural factors that affect women and in furthering the condition of women across borders.
Horne began working to combat domestic abuse in Russia in 1992 and has remained active in the region. From 1995 to 1997 she was a consultant to sexual assault centers in Russia and helped establish the Russian Association of Crisis Centers. As part of that project she collected data that exposed the high rate of domestic violence in Russia (more than six times of that in United States). Her work contributed to the development of a number of initiatives, including a national organization of domestic violence shelters in Russia. She has also helped train professionals to establish and operate domestic violence shelters in Hungary, Uzbekistan, and Romania.
Horne’s other area of expertise is in the area of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender studies. She is completing a two-year appointment with the Soros Foundation as an Academic Fellow in Kyrgyzstan, where she was engaged in academic infrastructure and conducted research on domestic violence and gender attitudes.
Horne has produced an impressive body of academic work, for which she received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research in 2006.
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