Michelle Fine is a Distinguished Professor of Critical Psychology, Women’s Studies and Urban Education at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Founding faculty member, with Maria Elena Torre, of The Public Science Project, Fine is author of more than 15 books and over 100 articles. Current projects involve collaborations with domestic violence activists fighting for the release of DV survivors from prison; youth of color documenting the impact of the pandemic and racial uprisings on their generation; a collaborative series of national conversations with Muslim American youth and a national participatory project designed by and for LGBTQIA+ youth of color. Her newest book, JUST research in Contentious Times was published in 20217 by Teachers College Press.
Fine has testified as an expert witness in well known gender, sexuality and race discrimination education cases, and is the recipient of a range of awards including: 2018 STAATS Award from the American Psychological Foundation for Lifetime Achievements in Science; the 2017 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Qualitative Methods from Division 5 of the American Psychological Association; the 2013 Strickland-Daniels Mentoring Award from the Division of Psychology of Women of the American Psychological Association, 2013 American Psychological Association Public Policy Research Award, the 2012 Henry Murray Award from the Social Psychology and Personality Society, 2011 Kurt Lewin Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.