Andrew Cherlin, NCFR Fellow and noted sociologist and demographer, discusses his areas of expertise; marriage, cohabitation, and societal trends in family formation including “The Deinstitutionalization of Marriage,” the name he coined for these trends.
Stephen T. Russell, sociologist and expert on adolescent sexuality from the University of Arizona, talks about his research on the special vulnerabilities of LGBT youth in their communities. He assesses the state of the field today as well as his thoughts about where research should go in the future.
Katherine Allen, Professor at Virginia Tech, discusses her study of rural women of Appalachia who are facing gynecological cancer. These women fall into marginalization in many ways—by gender, by geography, by their age and by their financial straits. Dr. Allen's research uncovers their stories of resilience and their experiences in the survivorship process.
Professor Joyce Arditti at Virginia Tech talks about her research on parental incarceration and the transformative effect it had on her scholarship. Criminology has long been examined in the social sciences. However, Dr. Arditti has added a family lens to this area of study. Her ground-breaking research is now published in her new book on parental incarceration.
Professor Anisa Zvonkovic, an expert of family work-life issues at Virginia Tech, discusses her fascinating research on the families of commercial fishermen in the U.S. Pacific Northwest and another study she has done on families with a parent whose job requires frequent travel.
Former NCFR president, professor, and Marriage and Family Therapist Bill Doherty discusses the creation of the Couples on the Brink Project in Minnesota, which offers a new type of counseling to married couples considering divorce.