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Gerontological Society of America Honors Harrington Meyer’s ‘Grandmothers at Work’
Professor Madonna Harrington Meyer has been awarded the Gerontological Society of America’s Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award for her book, “Grandmothers at Work: Juggling Families and Jobs.”
Harrington Meyer was one of four scholars honored by the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging.
The Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Awards recognize insightful and innovative publications on aging and life course development in the behavioral and social sciences. There are two awards—one in the book category and one in the article category—underwritten by the Baywood Publishing Company and named after social psychologist Richard Kalish, Ph.D.
The award presentation will take place at GSA’s 67th Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held from Nov. 5-9 in Washington, D.C. This conference is organized to foster interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers, educators and practitioners who specialize in the study of the aging process.
Harrington Meyer’s work, published by NYU Press, explores the stresses and benefits that come from caring for grandchildren by grandmothers who are often fully employed themselves. It makes a significant contribution to the understanding of the complex family dynamics of the 21st century.
Harrington Meyer is professor and chair of the Department of Sociology, the Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence, a senior research associate in the Aging Studies Institute and a senior research affiliate in the Center for Policy Research. She is a GSA fellow, which represents the society’s highest class of membership.