Carol Gilligan


Member Since: 1999

Carol Gilligan is University Professor of Applied Psychology and the Humanities at New York University. She was a member of the Harvard faculty for over 30 years and held the Patricia Albjerg Graham chair in Gender Studies. Her 1982 book In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women’s Development was pivotal in developing a new paradigm for the study of gender, one where women’s voices are heard in their own right and with their own integrity rather than always in relation to men’s. she receive the Grawemeyer award for her contribution to education, the Heinz award for her contributions to understand the human condition, and was named by Time Magazine in 1996 as one of the 25 most influential Americans. Her publications include five books co-authors or co-edited with her students including Meeting at the Crossroads: Women’s Psychology and Girls’ Development (with Lyn Mikel Brown)— a 1992 New York Times Notable Book of the Year; The Birth of Pleasure: A New Map of Love (2002); The Deepening Darkness: Patriarchy, Resistance, and Democracy’s Future (with NYU law professor David A.J. Richards, 2009); Joining the Resistance (2011); and Kyra: A Novel (2008).

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