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Erin Cech awarded postdoc at Stanford U.

Graduate student, Erin Cech will do  a one-year postdoc at Stanford University’s Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research, directed by sociologist Shelley Correll.  During her time there, she will be contribute to the Institute’s current theme, “Beyond the Stalled Revolution” helping with public outreach of  the Institute’s research to a wider audience, as well as working on her own research on the “self-expressive edge” of sex segregation and on the cultural of reproduction of inequality in science and engineering professions.


Former grad student now at Spencer Foundation

Former graduate student Colin Ong-Dean is now an associate program officer at the Spencer Foundation, one of the pre-eminent foundations funding educational research in the country.

The  Spencer Foundation was established in 1962 by Lyle M. Spencer. The Foundation is intended, by Spencer’s direction, to investigate ways in which education, broadly conceived, can be improved around the world. From the beginning, the Foundation has been dedicated to the belief that research is necessary to the improvement in education. The Foundation is thus committed to supporting high-quality investigation of education through its research programs and to strengthening and renewing the educational research community through its fellowship and training programs and related activities.

Why are so many working mothers haunted by guilt? Professor Mary Blair-Loy weighs in.

Professor Mary Blair-Loy is quoted at length in a feature in the Boston Globe about work-life balance and the guilt mothers feel.  Read  The bad mother complex. Why are so many working mothers haunted by constant guilt?