April L. Few-Demo

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Human Development and Family Science

University of Georgia Foundation Professor in Family & Consumer Sciences and Department Head

Dr. April Few-Demo (pronounced Few-Dee-mo), is Professor and Head of the Department of Human Development and Family Science at the University of Georgia.

123 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602


Curriculum Vitae


Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Ph.D. Child and Family Development University of Georgia 1999
Women’s Studies Graduate Certificate University of Georgia 1997
M.A. International Policy Studies Monterey Institute of International Studies 1993
B.A. Political Science University of Georgia 1991
magna cum laude


As a feminist family scholar, her research embodies a longtime commitment to investigating how marginalized individuals and families experience social disparities and inequities as well as how they engage in decision-making processes toward resilience and well-being. Specifically, her research reflects a strengths-based examination of the interplay of relational and situational vulnerabilities and resiliencies as they relate to agency and personal power within the contexts of identity development, intimate partner violence, sexuality and decision-making. Dr. Few-Demo also has written about the utility of critical theories such as Black feminist theory, intersectionality, queer theory, and critical race theories in family science.

Prior Professional Positions

Organization Title Years of Service
Department of Human Development and Family Science, Virginia Tech Department Head 4
Department of Human Development and Family Science, Virginia Tech Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor 22


Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Alexis Walker Award, Wiley Prize in Family Science John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2017
Alexis J. Walker Award for Mid-Career Achievement in Feminist Family Studies Feminism and Family Studies section, National Council on Family Relations 2017
Sussman Award for Scholarly Contributions to Family Science Groves Conference on Marriage and Family 2017
Excellence in Advising Award College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech 2017
Outstanding Mentor Award The Graduate School, Virginia Tech 2017
Human Development and Family Science Alumni Award Department of Human Development and Family Science, University of Georgia 2014-2015
College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Certificate of Teaching Excellence College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech 2010
College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Diversity Award College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech 2007


Edited Books:

Adamsons, K., Few-Demo, A. L., Proux, C., & Roy, K. (Eds.) (2022). Sourcebook of family theories and methodologies: A dynamic approach. New York: Springer.

Lloyd, S. A., Few, A. L., & Allen, K. R. (Eds.). (2009). Handbook of feminist family studies. Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Journal Articles

Selected Refereed Journal Articles:

Russon, J., Allen, K. R., Few-Demo, A. L., & Pease, J. C. (2022). Using critical family theorizing and intersectional feminist praxis to navigate reflexive conversations on race and power in academic settings. Journal of Family Theory and Review.

Few-Demo, A. L., & Allen, K. R. (2020). Gender, feminist, and intersectional perspectives on families: A decade in review. Journal of Marriage and Family, 82, 326-345. doi:10.1111/jomf.12638

Owen, S. S., Burke, T., Few-Demo, A. L., & Natwick, J.* (2018). Perceptions of the police by LGBT communities. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 43, 668–693. doi:10.1007/s12103-017-9420-8

van Eeden-Moorefield, B., Few-Demo, A. L , Benson, K., & Lummer, S.* (2017). A content analysis of LGBT family research in top family journals 2000-2015. Journal of Family Issues, 39, 1374-1395. doi:10.1177/0192513X17710284

Few-Demo, A. L., Humble, A., Curran, M. & Lloyd, S. (2016). Queer theory, intersectionality, and LGBT-parent families: Stretching and challenging family theories. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 8, 74-94. doi:10.1111/jftr.12127  

  • Article awarded 2017 Wiley Prize in Family Science, the Alexis Walker Award
  • One of the Journal of Family Theory and Review’s top 10 most downloaded papers (2017)

Few-Demo, A. L. (2014). Intersectionality as the “new” critical approach in feminist family studies: Evolving racial/ethnic feminisms and critical race theories. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 6, 169-183. doi: 10.1111/jftr.12039

  • Most downloaded article in Journal of Family Theory and Review (2014)
  • Paper awarded the 2017 Sussman Award, Groves Conference

Few-Demo, A. L., Lloyd, S., & Allen, K. R. (2014). It's all about power: Integrating feminist family studies and family communication. Journal of Family Communication, 14, 85-94. doi:10.1080/15267431.2013.864295

Few-Demo, A. L., & Arditti, J. A. (2013). Relational vulnerabilities of incarcerated and reentry mothers: Therapeutic implications. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 58, 1297-1320. doi: 0306624X13495378

Glass, V. Q., & Few-Demo, A. L. (2013). Complexities of informal social support arrangements for Black lesbian couples. Family Relations, 62, 714-726. doi:10.1111/fare.12036

Stith, S. M., Amanor-Boadu, Y., Strachman Miller, M., Menhusen, E.*, Morgan, C.*, & Few-Demo, A. (2011). Vulnerabilities, stressors and adaptations in situationally violent relationships. Family Relations, 60, 73-89. doi:10.1111/j.1741-3729.2010.00634.x

Arditti, J. & Few, A. L. (2008). Maternal distress and women’s reentry into family and community life. Family Process, 47, 303-321. doi:10.1111/j.1545-5300.2008.00255.

Few, A. L. (2007). Integrating black consciousness and critical race feminism into family studies research. Journal of Family Issues, 28, 452-473. doi:10.1177/0192513X06297330

Few, A. L., Stephens, D. P., & Rouse-Arnett, M. (2003). Sister-to-sister talk: Transcending boundaries and challenges in qualitative research with Black women. Family Relations, 52, 205-215. doi:10.1111/j.1741-3729.2003.00205.x   

  • Jessie Bernard Outstanding Contribution to Feminist Scholarship Paper Award,  Feminism and Family Studies section, National Council on Family Relations, 2004 

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