Oliva Maria Espin

Oliva Espin, Ph.D. is Professor Emerita of Women’s Studies at SDSU. She holds her doctorate in counseling psychology and Latin American studies from the University of Florida. She was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University; a professor of psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology of Alliant International University; Fulbright distinguished chair in gender studies at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria; and has authored several articles and books including, “Women, Sainthood, and Power: A Feminist Psychology of Cultural Constructions”. Espín was a pioneer in therapy with women from different backgrounds, particularly immigrant/refugee women.