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Lecture:Transition to Adult for LGB 2nd Generation American

Thursday, October 16, 2014
12:00pm – 1:30pm

Storrs Campus
Rainbow Center @ Student Union 403

The Rainbow Center's Out to Lunch Lecture Series continues the semester with a presentation by Meral Tunador, entitled, "The Transition to Adulthood for LGB Second Generation Americans: Investigating the Use of Role Transitions for a Minority Population."

Social scientists are aware that the transition to adulthood has become a varied process for the American population. Five demographic role transitions are often employed by sociologists as the main markers of an individual’s transition to adulthood: completion of one’s education, moving out of one’s family home, entrance into the labor force, marriage, and parenthood. This research examines the experiences of minority individuals’ transitions to adulthood, specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual (LGB) second generation Americans of Latin American and Asian descent. Research investigating the transition to adulthood for this population is vital to not just the general understanding of age stratification and human development, but also in examining policies linked to this process that may hinder opportunities for groups that are historically underrepresented and disadvantaged.

Meral Tunador is a third year graduate student and in Sociology (also affiliated with the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program) whose interests broadly encompass gender and sexuality studies, immigration, and life course theory. Tunador graduated from University of Washington in Seattle with a BA in Sociology and a minor in Near East Languages and Civilization in 2011.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches!


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