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Susan Holloway

Ph.D., Stanford University, Child Development and Early Childhood Education

My research explores the conditions that support parents’ childrearing goals and practices, emotional wellbeing, and parenting self-efficacy. I take an interdisciplinary approach to this work, drawing from developmental psychology as well as sociology, anthropology, and feminist studies. Much of my research has examined the connections between educational institutions and families from non-dominant groups as defined by their position at the intersection of social class, race/ethnicity, immigrant status, and/or sexual preference. Over the years I have conducted a substantial amount of work in Japan, and am now also deeply involved in projects with colleagues from Italy and China. My publications include several books, including Contested Childhood: Diversity and Change in Japanese Preschools, published by Routledge (2000) and Women and Family in Contemporary Japan, published by Cambridge University Press (2010). I also co-authored the book Through My Own Eyes: Single Mothers and the Cultures of Poverty, published by Harvard University Press (1997).



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