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Societal level risks (violence, war, sexism, racism, poverty, etc.) and resilience in the lives of women and women's communities in urban US and in Afghanistan. Psychological Senses of Community. Qualitative and mixed methods.
Dr. Brodsky’s research explores the processes of resilience, particularly in women, and the role of community in creating and resisting societal-level risks and oppressions, including violence, sexism, poverty, and racism. This work is situated within the field of community-clinical psychology and seeks to enhance strengths, well-being, and social justice through attention to the interactions of individuals, groups, physical and relational communities. Using qualitative and mixed methods, Dr. Brodsky has explored resilient processes and the role of psychological sense of community in diverse populations, including single mothers raising children in risky neighborhoods of Washington, D.C.; low-income women in a holistic job training and education program in Baltimore; Afghan women from pre- through post-Taliban Afghanistan, and most recently immigrant and non-immigrant community members in Baltimore, and Italy.
Brodsky, A.E., Portnoy, G., Scheibler, J., Welsh, E., Talwar, G., & Carrillo, A. (in press). Beyond (the ABCs): Education, community and feminism in Afghanistan. Journal of Community Psychology.
Brodsky, A.E. (2003). With All Our Strength: The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan. New York: Routledge. [Paperback edition, (2004)].
Brodsky, A. (2005). Por Baixo da Burca. Sao Paulo, Brasil: A Senhora Editora [Portuguese translation].
Brodsky, A.E., & Scheibler, J.E. (2011). When empowerment isn't enough: An argument for multi-level resilience in the face of extreme power inequalities. Psicologia di Comunit. Gruppi, ricerca-azione e modelli formative vi (2-2010), 75-86. (Italian Journal of Community Psychology).
Brodsky, A.E., Welsh, E., Carrillo, A., Talwar, G., & Butler, T. (2011). Between synergy and conflict: Balancing the processes of organizational and individual resilience in an Afghan women's community.American Journal of Community Psychology, 37 (3/4), 311-320.
Brodsky, A.E., & Faryal, T. (2006). No matter how hard you try, your feet still get wet: Insider and outsider perspectives on bridging diversities. American Journal of Community Psychology, 37(3/4), 311-320.
Brodsky, A.E. (2001). More than epistemology: Relationships in applied research with under-served communities. Journal of Social Issues, 57(2), 323-335.
Brodsky, A.E., & Marx, C.M. (2001). Layers of identity: Multiple psychological senses of community within a community setting. Journal of Community Psychology, 29(2), 1-18.
Elena Welsh, Ph.D.
Rona Benhorin, Ph.D.
Catharine Weiss, Ph.D.
Colleen Loomis, Ph.D.
Shannon Gwin Mitchell, Ph.D.
Pam Caudill Ovwigho, Ph.D.
Kathleen Rogers-Senuta, Ph.D.
Gitika Talwar, MA
Jill Scheibler, MA
Saniha Makhzoumi, MA