Short to deliver De Jong Lecture in Social Demography on Nov. 21

Susan Short, professor of sociology and director of the Population Studies and Training Center at Brown University, will deliver the 14th annual De Jong Lecture in Social Demography at 9 a.m. Nov. 21 at the Nittany Lion Inn on Penn State’s University Park campus.

Short’s research focuses on changing social and political environments and their implications for family dynamics, gender, health, and well-being. She has examined economic reform and the one child policy in China, the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Lesotho, and changes in the organization of women’s work and parenting in the U.S. Her recent work integrates social and biological perspectives to investigate how social experiences are embodied over the life span, producing variation in health and well-being.

Discussants include Nancy Luke, associate professor of sociology and demography at Penn State, and Keera Allendorf, associate professor of sociology and international studies at Indiana University.

Attendance is free but registration is required.

The De Jong Lecture is supported by the Caroline M. and Gordon F. DeJong Lectureship in Social Demography Endowment. It is administered jointly by the Penn State’s Department of Sociology and Criminology and the Population Research Institute.