To date, 95 early career scholars have participated in the WFRN’s Early Career Fellowship Program.  This program is designed to assist attendance at the WFRN Conference, as well as deliver a variety of supports for advancement to secure senior level positions.  The call for applications for the 2020 fellowships yielded nearly 100 applications and the following scholars were selected.

Abigail Opoku Mensah

University of Cape Coast

Woosang Hwang

Syracuse University

Xi Wen (Carys) Chan

RMIT University

Tomás Cano Lopez

Goethe University of Frankfurt

Mahima Raina

Birla Institute of Technology & Sciences, Pilani-Dubai Campus

A K M Mominul Haque Talukder

University of Victoria

Clarice Santos

University of Lincoln

Rachel Smith

Louisiana State University

Aliya Hamid Rao

Singapore Management University

Sarah Mosseri

University of Sydney

Ipshita Pal

St. John’s University

Jamie Gloor

University of Zurich

Alexis Swendener

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Ja’Nya Jenoch

Valencia College

Patrick Ishizuka

Washington University in St. Louis

Recipients represent the fields of organizational behavior and human resources, business administration, business management, human development and family science, industrial/organizational psychology, psychology, social work, and sociology, and they either live on, or study the experiences of people living on all six continents.  Fellowship recipients share a common interest in identifying connections and consequences of work and family arrangements, as well as working together to advance mutual career interests. Their research programs address a wide variety of topics that include, gender inequality, workplace diversity, work-family conflict, spillover, and crossover, employee health, stress, and well-being, family leave, fertility, self-efficacy and personal humor, fatherhood, work-family management, same-sex couples, professional workers, farm families, and backlash effects of family policies.

We welcome these scholars to the program and their participation in the Work and Family Researchers Network.

Lindsey Trimble O’Connor, Director of the Early Career Work and Family Fellowship Program

Susan Lambert, President of the Work and Family Researchers Network

Stephen Sweet, Executive Officer of the Work and Family Researchers Network