January 17, 2018
Haines 279
Lei Feng

The UCLA Department of Sociology Family Working Group is happy to present:

Dr. Merril Silverstein (Syracuse University, Professor)

Merril Silverstein, Ph.D., is the inaugural holder of the Marjorie Cantor Chair in Aging Studies at Syracuse University in the Maxwell School Department of Sociology and Falk College Department of Human Development and Family Science. He received his doctorate in sociology from Columbia University. In over 150 research publications, he has focused on aging in the context of family life, with an emphasis on life course and international perspectives. He serves as principal investigator of the Longitudinal Study of Generations and has had projects in China, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Israel. He is a Brookdale Fellow and Fulbright Senior Scholar and between 2010-2014 served as editor-in-chief of Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences

The Family Working Group enables students to build bridges with UC and visiting scholars of the family in a dynamic environment. It facilitates formal and informal discussion and presentation of research by senior scholars and students, furthering understanding of the family as a malleable social institution.