YCSF Summer Graduate Fellowship Talk: Erin Burke (MPhil '13)
Yale PhD candidate Erin Burke, the recipient of the 2014 YCSF Summer Graduate Fellowship, will be giving a talk titled, "What about gay fathers? Hormones and fatherhood in male same-sex couples."
2014 Yale Club of San Francisco Summer Graduate Fellowship Talk
"What about gay fathers? Hormones and fatherhood in male same-sex couples."
Erin Burke (MPhil '13)
PhD Candidate, Yale Department of Anthropology
August 24, 2014, 6:30 PM.
530 Bush St., Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94108
Erin Burke received her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Michigan and went on to work for National Geographic before returning to academia at Yale University. She received her Masters of Philosophy in Anthropology from Yale in 2013 and is currently pursuing her doctorate. She is the primary investigator of the Gay Fathers Project (www.gayfathersproject.org). The Gay Fathers Project focuses on the physiological changes that males go through after becoming fathers, as reflected by changes in hormones levels. In order to get a more robust picture of fatherhood in humans, she is extending fatherhood research to the important demographic of male same-sex parents. Erin is the 2014 recipient of the Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grant by the American Psychological Foundation for empirical or applied research that encourages the study of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) family psychology. She has also received grants from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Yale University, and the Yale Club of San Francisco.