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Panel Discussion on Family, Work, and Gender Marks Publication of “The Unfinished Revolution” by NYU Sociologist Gerson-Feb. 25

January 22, 2010
N-212, 2009-10

Alternate Contact:
Justyna Zajac | 212.743.8337 |

New York University will host a panel discussion on the changing ways families are negotiating work and gender issues on Thursday, February 25, 5 p.m. in NYU’s Jurow Lecture Hall, Silver Center (100 Washington Square East [at Washington Square East]). The event is free and open to the public. Subway Lines: 6 (Astor Place); A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street); R, W (8th Street). Please call 212.998.8365 for more information.

Panelists will include NYU Sociologist Kathleen Gerson, whose findings on the topic are published in her most recent work, The Unfinished Revolution: How a New Generation is Reshaping Family, Work, and Gender in America (Oxford), as well as the following: Carol Gilligan, a professor at NYU’s School of Law; Dalton Conley, a professor of sociology and NYU’s dean for the social sciences; and Janet Gornick, a professor of political science and sociology at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center. NYU Sociology Professor Lawrence Wu will moderate the session.

Rigid social and economic forces, not the absence of family values, threaten a vibrant family and work life for all Americans, Gerson concludes in The Unfinished Revolution. Gerson’s work also observes that while the current recession has produced significant economic uncertainty in the United States, underlying these circumstances are deep-seated social and cultural, as well as economic, shifts that have been building for decades.

Reporters interested in attending the lecture must contact James Devitt, Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or For review copies, contact Justyna Zajac, Oxford University Press, at 212.743.8337 or

This event is co-sponsored by NYU’s Department of Sociology, NYU’s College of Arts and Science, the NYU Humanities Forum, and Oxford University Press.

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Graduate School of Arts and Science, Events and Traditions

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