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Sociologist to Discuss 'Kinship, Marriage, and Privilege'

ITHACA, NY — Sociologist Naomi Gerstel will present “Who Cares? Kinship, Marriage, and Privilege” at Ithaca College on Monday, Feb. 21, at 4:30 p.m. in Textor 101. Her talk is free and open to the public.

Gerstel is a pioneering scholar and public sociologist whose research and teaching center on family, care work, job hours/schedules, gender, race, and family and work policy. Her current research is focused on two projects, one on care to relatives and friends and the other on why Americans spend so much time on the job.

Her many awards include a visiting fellowship at the Russell Sage Foundation, the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for research excellence, the Samuel F. Conti Fellowship for excellence in research, and the Chancellor’s Award for outstanding accomplishments in research and creative activity at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she has been on the faculty since 1978.

Gerstel’s lecture is sponsored by the Eastern Sociological Society’s Robin M. Williams Jr.

Distinguished Lectureship Award and by the Ithaca College Department of Sociology. For more information, contact the department at or 607-274-3153.