Jennifer Freyd

Jennifer J. Freyd is a professor of psychology at the University of Oregon. She received her undergraduate degree in anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania and her PhD in psychology from Stanford.

Freyd directs a laboratory investigating interpersonal and institutional betrayal trauma. Freyd’s laboratory has also conducted several campus-wide sexual harassment and assault surveys at the University of Oregon. In recent years, Freyd has participated in numerous efforts regarding the application of behavioural science to interpersonal and institutional victimization, from promoting good methodology regarding measuring campus sexual violence to evaluating and implementing effective interventions and policies. In 2014, she was invited two times to the U.S. White House due to her research on sexual assault and institutional betrayal.

Freyd is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has received numerous awards including being named a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow. In April 2016 Freyd was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation. Freyd currently serves as the Editor of the Journal of Trauma & Dissociation.