News Archive

Apply to the Center for Families 2021 Funding Program

October 2020

The Center for Families is currently accepting applications for its 2021 funding program to support the study of families and children. Faculty and students from all departments and colleges are encouraged to apply!Learn More and Apply. This year we are

Economic & Social Research Council Webinar on November 13th: Homeworking, Uncertainty, the Pandemic and Well-being

September 2020

Register for the ESRC Festival of Science 2020: A webinar reporting research on wellbeing and work–life balance during the lockdown of all types of university employees, including key workers. It focuses on the effects of homeworking and the uncertainty surrounding

We are pleased to announce the winners of funding and recognition from Center for Families programs for the 2020-2021 year.

June 2020

Faculty Awards Burkhart Faculty Fellowship – Trenton D. Mize, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts. Attenuating the Commitment Penalty: How Organizational Policies and Workplace Culture Affect Perceptions of Workers Who Take Parental Leave Research Enhancement Grant –

Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences launches Families Tackling Tough Times Together – an online support community during COVID-19 pandemic

June 2020

Read more about the initiative and join the Facebook group. 

Strength in Single Mother Families Newsletter

April 2020

The Resilient Families Lab at Purdue University released their April 2020 newsletter on the Strength in Single Mother Families project. The project, led by Zoe Taylor, Associate Professor in the Human Development and Families Studies Department at Purdue, studies the risks

AnthroSeminar Lecture on February 14th with Dr. Julienne Rutherford

January 2020

Dr. Julienne Rutherford from the University of Illinois at Chicago is will present Toward an Integrative Anthropology: Structuring Safe and Inclusive Developmental Environments on Friday February 14, 2020 at 12:00pm at Wilmeth Active Learning Center (WALC), Rm 3087 at Purdue.

Nominations sought for Burkhart Award for Excellence in Research About Families

December 2019

The Burkhart Award for Excellence in Research About Families is given to a researcher from Purdue University, along with $500, who was the lead author of published work in the previous calendar year that represents outstanding family research. The Center

2019 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award Winner Announced

October 2019

The winner of this year’s Rosabeth Moss Kanter award is Kate Weisshaar, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her article From opt out to blocked out: The challenges for labor market re-entry after

Apply for CFF’s 2020 Funding Opportunities

October 2019

The Center for Families is now accepting applications for its 2020 funding opportunities through January 13, 2020 (Deadline has now been extended to January 15). Faculty and students from all departments and colleges are encouraged to apply. Download the funding

Visiting Scholar Presentation: “The Poverty of Privacy Rights” – Professor Khiara Bridges

September 2019

Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Honors College & Residences-North (HCRN), Honors Hall. The U.S. Constitution is supposed to bestow rights equally. Yet the poor are subject to invasions of privacy that suggest they live in a world