Through the Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series, CRF brings nationally recognized speakers with expertise in family research to campus each year. The speakers provide public lectures, highlighting the importance of research on the family and its implications for public policy, and provide research consultation to CRF Family Research Scholars. The lecture series began in 1999 through an endowment established in memory of Tay Gavin Erickson.
PAMELA COLE, PH. D. Liberal Arts Research Professor of Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies at Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Cole is jointly trained in clinical and developmental psychology; earning a MA at the College of William and Mary and a Ph.D. at the Pennsylvania State University.
Hadas Mandel, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Tel Aviv University
Within the extensive and variegated research on welfare states and gender, the diversity among women is not commonly highlighted. In this lecture, Dr. Mandel will draw from the literature on welfare state policies, gender, and class in order to stress the importance of class distinction for understanding how welfare state policies affect the life chances of women.... Read More >>