GSU Undergraduate Alum now GSU Postdoctoral Fellow

 

LaShawnDa Pittman-Gay

LaShawnDa Pittman-Gay, GSU Department of Sociology’s First National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Minority Research Fellow

LaShawnDa Pittman-Gay, recent doctoral graduate from Northwestern University, has returned to GSU to further her research on the challenges and rewards of African-American grandmothers who care for their grandchildren as the GSU Department of Sociology’s First National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Minority Research Fellow.  In her dissertation, entitled “Standing in the Gap: African American Caregiving Grandmothers,” Pittman-Gay:

“Examines how low-income, urban African American caretaking grandmothers’ coping strategies are affected by what these grandparents perceive and define as stressful, their individual and child-rearing goals and objectives, the formal and informal institutionalized resources they have available, how they make use of resources, and laws and policies that influence their care giving experience.”

Learn more about Pittman-Gay from this GSU press release, and explore these other resources related to her research:

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One Response to GSU Undergraduate Alum now GSU Postdoctoral Fellow

  1. Barbara Wells says:

    LaShawnDa we are so proud of you. GSU you are lucky to have her she will take your institution to new heights!