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Making Sense of the Role of Culture in Child Well-Being and Child Maltreatment

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Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series—Dr. Jill Korbin is a Professor of Anthropology and Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences of Case Western Reserve University. She is the Director of the Schubert Center for Child Studies and Co-Director of The Childhood Studies Interdisciplinary Minor. 

She has been the recipient of the Margaret Mead Award, a Congressional Science Fellowship, the Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and a Fulbright Senior Specialist Award. Her area of interests include culture and human development, neighborhood and contextual influences on children and families, child maltreatment, and child well-being.


This lecture is sponsored by the Center for Research on Families’ Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series. The Center for Research on Families (CRF) is an endowed interdisciplinary research center in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series brings internationally recognized speakers with expertise in family research to campus each year. The lecture series began in 1999 through an endowment established in memory of Tay Gavin Erickson. 

Presenters: 

Jill Korbin, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Case Western Reserve University
Director, Schubert Center for Child Studies
Co-Director, Childhood Studies Interdisciplinary Program

Date: 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 4:00pm

Location: 

Campus Center, Room 917, UMass Amherst

Fees: 

Free and open to the public