Robyn DeLuca


Robyn Stein DeLuca earned her Ph.D. in Social and Health Psychology, with a Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies. Her research interests include the psychology of women's reproductive health; specifically determinants of postpartum depression and childbirth satisfaction. Her teaching interests include the psychology of women, social and abnormal psychology, feminist theory, women's health, and women’s interactions in the American healthcare system. Her teaching interests have expanded in the last few years to include women and religion – particularly how women are represented in the sacred texts of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Dr. DeLuca has served as the Executive Director of the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program and also as the Faculty Director of the Living Learning Center in Human Sexual and Gender Development.



Lobel, M. and DeLuca, R.S. (2007).  Psychosocial sequelae of cesarean delivery:  Review and analysis of their causes and implications.  Social Science and Medicine, 64, 2272-2284.

Graham, J.E., Lobel, M., & DeLuca, R.S. (2002).  Anger after childbirth:  An overlooked reaction to childbirth and postpartum stressors.  Psychology of Women’s Quarterly, 26, 222-233.

Stanton, A.L., Lobel, M., Sears, S., & DeLuca, R.S. (2002).  Psychosocial aspects of selected issues in women’s reproductive health:  Current status and future directions.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 70, 751-770.

DeLuca, R.S. and Lobel, M. (1995).  Conception, commitment, and health behavior practices in medically high-risk pregnant women.  Women’s Health:  Research on Gender, Behavior and Policy, 1, 257-271.  

Lobel, M., DeLuca, R.S., Kaminer, A., & Kazes-Garrison, J. (1994).  The Prenatal Health Behavior Scale.  Stony Brook University.


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CAT Colloquium Series

Graduate Student Colloquium

 26 March 2014 

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Marvels & Monsters: A Symposium on Asian Images in Comics and Graphic Narratives

23 April 2014

 Q/F/T Inaugural Lecture, Heather Love " Queer Method and the Postwar History of Sexuality Studies"

23 April 2014 


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Brooke Belisle, a 2013 New Faculty Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies will join the department next year. "Click here for more information"

New MA/PhD in Women's and Gender Studies

The Department is pleased to announce that the new MA/PhD program in Women's and Gender Studies has received official certification.  "Click here for more information"


Raiford Guins new book "Game After" will be published in February 2014 with MIT Press.

Victoria Hesford's new book "Feeling Women's Liberation" was published with Duke University Press in June.


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February 2014

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