J.R. Kantor Lecture: Dr. Abigail Stewart (November 2nd & 3rd)
As part of the Psychology Department Colloquium Series, Dr. Abigail Stewart will deliver the 2016 J. R. Kantor Memorial Lecture. Abigail J. Stewart is Sandra Schwartz Tangri Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan, where she was director of the UM ADVANCE Program from 2001 to 2016. Dr. Stewart has published many scholarly articles and several books, focusing on the psychology of women’s lives, personality, and adaptation to personal and social changes. Her current research, which combines qualitative and quantitative methods, includes comparative analyses of longitudinal studies of educated women’s lives and personalities; a collaborative study of race, gender and generation in the graduates of a Midwest high school; comparative study of women’s movement activism in several national contexts; and research and interventions on gender and science and technology with graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty. In addition to several articles, she and her colleagues— Janet E. Malley and Danielle LaVaque-Manty- -edited a book based on the experience of some of the ADVANCE programs’ efforts to create institutional change: Transforming science and engineering: Advancing academic women. It was re- published in paperback by University of Michigan Press in 2010. She has continued to study the impact of institutional climate on women and underrepresented minorities on the faculty, and has recently completed a study of climate change at UM over the period of the ADVANCE presence there, as well as on factors that predict departmental level change—or its absence.
The J.R. Kantor Memorial Lecture brings eminent psychologists to campus for several days to offer lectures to the College community as well as to the Psychology Department, and to meet with students. Previous lecturers include Steven Maier (University of Colorado), Susan Goldin- Meadow (University of Chicago), and Edward Zigler (Yale University).
Wednesday, November 2, 2016. Please contact Dr. Nida Bikmen in the Psychology Department for questions.