Conference: Policy-Relevant Research on Adolescence & Psychological Anthropology

The Schubert Center for Child Studies and the Department of Anthropology at Case Western Reserve University will be hosting a great conference November 7-8, 2008 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Entitled “New Directions in Policy-Relevant Research on Adolescence: Perspectives From Psychological Anthropology,” the conference will “facilitate engaged discussion and connections that highlight the policy-relevant implications of contemporary work on adolescence, particularly through the work of psychological anthropology and related fields… As the core discipline for this conference, psychological anthropology, with its long-standing interests in human development and cultural context, offers a wealth of knowledge to contribute to policy discussions about contemporary issues facing adolescents in the United States and globally. Nevertheless, psychological anthropology is infrequently involved in policy-relevant discussions about both “healthy” development and problematic issues challenging our youth and society.”

Here’s the link to the conference program. It’s a top-notch group! The hosts are Eileen Anderson-Fye and Jill Korbin, two outstanding researchers in this area.

For more information, you can contact Jessica McRitchie, Schubert Center administrator and conference coordinator, at (216) 368-0540 or

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