Monique Antoinette Guishard PhD (she/her/queen)

Dr. Guishard is a CUNY educated anti-racist womanist social psychologist.

Dr. Guishard is the first-ever tenured Black woman Professor of Psychology within Bronx Community College's Social Sciences Department. She was the inaugural chair of the BCC Senate's Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Guishard currently coordinates BCC's Black and Latine/x Studies Option. Monique identifies as Afro-Latine/x (Yoruba & Caribbean).

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The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Doctor of Philosophy – PhD, Critical Social-Personality Psychology

The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Master of Philosophy – MPhil, Psychology

Hunter College

Master of Arts – MA, Psychology

City University of New York-Herbert H. Lehman College

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Psychology

CUNY Bronx Community College

Associate of Arts – A.A., Psychology


Guishard, M. A., Heyward, D.A., Brown, J.T., & Stoddard-Pennant, M. (2021). What We Not Finna Do: Respectfully Collaborating with Skinfolk and Kinfolk in Black Participatory Action Research. Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice 12, 2.

Guishard, M.A. (2019). Dear Barbara y Gloria: Found auto-ethnographic letters to Afro-Latinx nepantla acrobats (pp. 129-139). In G. Acosta (Ed). Latina outsiders: Remaking Latina identity. London, UK: Routledge.

Guishard, M.A., Brown, J.T., Jones, L.E., Williams, M.G., & Harris, M. (2019,Summer). #NoResearchAboutBronxPatientsWithoutBronxPatients: The BxCRRB’s Community Engaged Research Academy (CERA). The Community Psychologist, 52(3), 51-54.

Guishard, M. A., Halkovic, A., Galletta, A. & Li, P. (2018). Toward epistemological ethics: Centering communities and social justice in qualitative research. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 19(3), Art. 27,

Guishard, M. A. (2018). Now’s not the time! Qualitative data repositories on tricky ground:Comment on Dubois et al (2018). Qualitative Psychology, 5(3), 402–408.

Guishard, M.A., Halkovic, A., Li, P, Galletta, A. (2017). The Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology (SQIP) Ethics Task Force response to American Psychological Association Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. paper-2017/

Guishard, M.A. (2016). Ethics of the flesh: Reflections of a hoglet born here. The Caribbean Writer, 30, 251-257. 

Guishard, M.A. (2015). Nepantla and Ubuntu ethics para nosotros: Beyond scrupulous adherence toward threshold perspectives of participatory/collaborative research ethics (Doctoral Dissertation). ProQuest Dissertations & Theses. (Publication number 1689440096).

Guishard, M.A. (2014). Chataway, Cynthia J. In D. Coghlan & M. Brydon-Miller (Eds.). The encyclopedia of action research (pp. 92-93). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications Ltd. doi:

Guishard, M.A. & Tuck, E. (2014). Youth resistance research methods and ethical challenges. In E. Tuck & K.W. Yang (Eds.) Youth resistance research and theories of change (pp.  181-194). New York: Routledge.

Tuck, E. and Guishard, M.A. (2013). Un-collapsing ethics: Racialized scientism, settler coloniality, and an ethical framework of decolonial participatory action research. In T. M. Kress, C. Malott, & B. Porfino (Eds.) Challenging status quo retrenchment: New directions in critical research (pp. 3-28). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Guishard, M.A. (2009). The false paths, the endless labors, the turns now this way and now that:Participatory action research, mutual vulnerability, and the politics of inquiry. Urban Review, 41(1),85-105. 

Franklin, A. J., Oscar, S., Guishard, M.A., Faulkner, S., & Zauber, A. (2008). A psychosocial model of resilience theory and research: A recommended paradigm for studying African Americans’ beliefs and practices toward colon cancer screening. In Barbara Wallace (Ed.). Toward Equity in Health: A New Global Approach to Health Disparities. 183-196. New York: Springer. 

Guishard, M.A, Fine, M., Doyle, C., Jackson, J., Singleton, S., Staten, T., & Webb, A (2005). The Bronx on the move: Participatory consultation with mothers and youth. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 16, 35-54.

Fine, M., Bloom, J., Burns, A., Chajet, L., Guishard, M.A, Torre, M. E., & Payne, Y. A. (2004). Dear Zora: A letter to Zora Neale Hurston fifty years after Brown.  In L.Weis, and M. Fine (Eds.). Working Method. New York: Routledge Publishers.

Fine, M., Roberts, R. A., Torre, M. E., Bloom, J., Burns, A., Chajet, L., Guishard, M.A., & Payne, Y. A. (2004). Echoes Brown: Youth documenting and performing the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education. New York: Teachers College Press.

Academic Interests

  • Anti-racist praxis in psychology and public health
  • BIPOC womanist theoretical frameworks
  • Abolitionist teaching/learning practices 
  • Black liberation studies 
  • Culturally responsive and historically accurate social psychology(ies) 
  • Critical race epistemes, research methodologies, and research ethics 
  • The scholarship of teaching/learning community college students 
  • Intersectional qualitative research
  • Advanced online teaching/learning (asynchronous, synchronous, hybrid, & HyFlex)
  • Translational research
  • Participatory action research
  • Community engaged research
  • The health and well being of minoritized birthing persons
  • Infertility studies 
  • Co-Principal Investigator - BRESI JumpstartCUNY BRESI Student Mentored ResearchBronx Community College
  • The Black & Latinx Studies Option CoordinatorAcademic AffairsBronx Community College
  • Deputy ChairpersonSocial SciencesBronx Community College
  • Professor of PsychologySocial SciencesBronx Community College
  • Executive DirectorThe Bronx Community Research Review Board*Non-CUNY