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					                                                 MICHELLE BILLIES
                                           40 Lincoln Road #6E, Brooklyn, NY 11225
                                              917-763-8219, mbillies@gc.cuny.edu

EDUCATION

GRADUATE CENTER of the CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (CUNY)                                                  New York, NY
Ph.D. Student in Social-Personality Psychology Program                                                        9/06 - present

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL of SOCIAL WORK                                                                  New York, NY
Masters of Science in Social Work.                                                                                        5/95

UNIVERSITY of MICHIGAN                                                                                     Ann Arbor, MI
Bachelor of Arts. Graduated with honors.                                                                                  5/90

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGE OF CUNY                                                                                Brooklyn, NY
ADJUNCT LECTURER, Course: Social Psychology                                                                    Spring 2010

BROOKLYN COLLEGE OF CUNY                                                                                    Brooklyn, NY
ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR, Course: Social Psychology                                                                     Fall 2009

    Created syllabi, assignments, and grading systems. Adjusted pedagogy to engage and support students with a range of
    academic skills.

PUBLICATIONS

“A Fabulous Attitude: Low-Income LGBTGNC People Surviving & Thriving on Love, Shelter,                          June 2010
& Knowledge.” Organizational Report. Queers for Economic Justice.

“PAR Method: Journey to a Participatory Conscientization”
International Review of Qualitative Research. Special Issue Co-Editor.                                        forthcoming

“Kindred: Review of Schulman’s (2009) Ties that Bind, New Press.” Left Turn Magazine.                     November 2009

“Naming Our Reality: Low Income LGBT People Documenting Violence, Discrimination, and Assertions of
Justice.” Feminism & Psychology. 19(3), pp. 375-380.                                         August 2009

“Therapist Confluence with Social Systems of Oppression and Privilege.”
International Gestalt Journal. 28(1), pp. 71-92.                                                              Spring 2005

ACADEMIC CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

“Spatialized and Embodied Threat: Queer Negotiations of Homonormativity.”                    Washington, DC
Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, Co-Presenter: Colin Ashley, Sociology, GC        4/10

“On the Piers and in the Shelters: Queer People of Color, Public Space, & Managing             Washington, DC
       Homonationalism.”                                                                                  4/10
American University, Reinstating Transgression Conference, Co-Presenter: Colin Ashley, Sociology, GC

“Low Income LGBTGNC People Building Community, Resisting Discrimination and Violence”                    Toronto, Canada
Co-Convener, “Does Oppression Mean Damage?” Panel for SPSSI, Div 9                                                  8/09
American Psychological Association Convention
“Gendered Identity Documents and Other Low Income LGBTGNC Struggles”                                    Toronto, Canada
American Psychological Association Convention, Women’s Division 35                                                 8/09

“Gendered Identity Documents and Other Struggles in the Lives                          Urbana-Champaign, IL
of Low Income LGBTGNC People.” University of Illinois, International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry  5/09

“Girl I’ll House You: Gender, Culture, and Healing in Struggles for LGBT Economic Justice”                New York, NY
Teacher’s College, Winter Roundtable on Cultural Psychology and Education                                          2/08

“White Women, Race, and Class Privilege”                                                                Stony Brook, NY
SUNY Stony Brook, How Class Works Conference                                                                        6/02

AWARDS

REGULAR GRANT. $1,230. Graduate Center Doctoral Student Council.                                      10/10
“Bodying in Queer Theory and Politics” 2010-2011 Speakers Series. Co-Chair, QUNY: Queer Student Group

VISIONARY FUNDS GRANT. $5,000. American Psychological Foundation                                                   4/08
"Free to Be Who I Want to Be:" Low-Income LGBT People Challenging Criminalization Research Project

SPARKPLUG AWARD. $4,928. Sparkplug Foundation                                                                      7/07
"Free to Be Who I Want to Be:" Low-Income LGBT People Challenging Criminalization Research Project

APPLIED SOCIAL ISSUES INTERNSHIP. $2,415. Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues                     4/07
"Free to Be Who I Want to Be:" Low-Income LGBT People Challenging Criminalization Research Project

COMMISSION on ETHNIC MINORITY RECRUITMENT, RETENTION, &                                                            2/07
TRAINING GRANT. $4,800. American Psychological Association
“Ambassador/MORE (Mentoring/Outreach/Research/Experience) Program”

COMMITTEE ON ETHNIC MINORITY AFFAIRS GRANT. $500.                                                         2/07
American Psychological Association of Graduate Students, “Latino/a and Caribbean Psychology Speakers Series”

TRAVEL GRANTS
    Sue Rosenberg Zalk Student Travel and Research Fund, Graduate Center of CUNY, $300                              4/10
    Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, Reinstating Transgression Conference

    Graduate Student Travel Award, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), $500               8/09
    American Psychological Association Convention

    Sue Rosenberg Zalk Student Travel and Research Fund, Graduate Center of CUNY, $300                              5/09
    International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry

    Travel Grant, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) , $400                               1/07
    National Multicultural Conference and Summit

GRADUATE CENTER of CUNY                                                                                   New York, NY
University Fellowship                                                                                          2006-2009

LEOPOLD SCHEPP FOUNDATION                                                                                 New York, NY
Graduate Scholar                                                                                               1993-1995

ACADEMIC TRAINING

INTERNATIONAL LGBT PSYCHOLOGY SUMMER INSTITUTE                                                          August 2-6, 2010
University of Michigan                                                                                     Ann Arbor, MI
EMPLOYMENT

PRIVATE PSYCHOTHERAPY PRACTICE                                                                                  New York, NY
GESTALT PSYCHOTHERAPIST                                                                                          12/00 to present
Provide on-going Gestalt therapy to culturally diverse individuals and groups. Specialize in sexual identity; gender identity;
childhood physical and sexual abuse; mood disorders; addiction and recovery; managing racism and other oppressions.

QUEERS for ECONOMIC JUSTICE                                                                                     New York, NY
RESEARCH CONSULTANT                                                                                              9/06 to present
Created participatory action research (PAR) with 15 co-researchers project investigating issues faced by racially
and ethnically diverse low income LGBT and gender nonconforming people.

GESTALT CENTER FOR PSYCHOTHERAPY AND TRAINING                                                                  New York, NY
FACULTY, Postgraduate Training Program                                                                               6/02 to 1/05
Taught Gestalt theory and method to masters’ and doctoral-level psychologists, social workers, and others using lectures,
demonstrations, and experiential group practicum. Supervise trainees’ clinical work with clients. Mentor students.

LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, & TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY CENTER                                                          New York, NY
DIRECTOR, Substance Abuse Counseling Services                                                                      12/99 to 5/02
Supervised and managed 5 counselors; intervened in mental health crises; developed programs; oversaw budgets.

SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISOR                                                                                               9/97 to 9/07
Provided social work individual and group supervision and instruction to staff of the Youth Enrichment Services program and
to Masters’ level social work interns in the Public Policy Department and Center CARE adult mental health program.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES

LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER-R                                                                              New York State
License #: R064433

CERTIFIED GESTALT THERAPIST                                                                                      January 2002
Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy and Training                                                                   New York, NY

				
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