Tatishe Nteta, Assistant Professor of Political Science, has been named a Family Research Scholar by the Center for Research on Families (CRF) at UMass Amherst for the 2014-2015 academic year.
As a fellow, Professor Nteta will work on his project, The Political Effects of Children: Public Opinion, Political Behavior, and the Transformative Impact of Fatherhood.
"Recent scholarship concerned with whether the experience of having a daughter leads fathers to adopt more liberal viewpoints and support more progressive political parties and candidates has reached contradictory conclusions," he says. "My rsearch will use a multi-method approach to provide a more definitive analysis of the impact that fathering a daughter has on the political attitudes and behaviors of men in the United States."
CRF is an endowed interdisciplinary research center in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. It seeks to build a multi-disciplinary community of researchers who are studying issues of relevance to families, to connect international and national family research with UMass faculty and students, to provide mentoring and administrative support for faculty seeking external funding for theri research, and to provide advanced methodology training and consultation to its students, faculty, and affiliates.
Visit the CRF website for more information.
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