Member News: Bryant Named Fellow in Ambiguous Loss


In the latest NCFR member news...

Chalandra M. Bryant, Ph.D., CFLE, named the 2019-2020 Ambiguous Loss Scholar by the University of Minnesota Department of Family Social Science, will now join the department’s faculty this fall as the first ever Pauline Boss Faculty Fellow in Ambiguous Loss.

Dr. Bryant comes to Minnesota from the University of Georgia where she was a professor of human development and Family Science. Her research focuses on the developmental roots and course of close relationships; the ability to sustain close intimate ties; and the manner in which social, familial, economic, and psychosocial factors are linked to marital outcomes.

At NCFR, Dr. Bryant is the current chair of NCFR's Inclusion and Diversity Committee. She has been honored for her outstanding family research and theories with NCFR's Reuben Hill Award. A prolific and renowned scholar, she has also served on the editorial boards for the Journal of Family Theory and Review and Journal of Marriage and Family.

Read more about Dr. Bryant.

NCFR members can read a recent Family Focus article by Dr. Bryant on African American Fictive Kin. You may be prompted to log in.

Ambiguous loss is a loss that occurs without closure or clear understanding, and was first pioneered by NCFR Fellow Pauline Boss, Ph.D. NCFR has gathered resources on ambiguous loss including videos, books, and scholarly articles. Find them here.


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