Constructing a Life Course

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-109
Number of pages13
JournalMarriage and Family Review
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2001

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The key transitions that have shaped my life course thus far include my two marriages, becoming a mother, becoming a stepmother (of Linda Shore and Roberta Maguire), becoming a grandmother (of James, Kiri, Tara, and Matthew), going back to school, getting a PhD, securing a job at Cornell, becoming a program director at the National Science Foundation (while on leave from Cornell), and institution-building at Cornell (the Bronfenbrenner Life Course Center, the Cornell Gerontology Research Institute [with Karl Pillemer], and the Cornell Employment and Families Career Institute). I focus here on the academic transitions, but want to stress how even academic transitions are embedded in relational contexts.


  • Aging
  • Autobiography
  • Gender
  • Life course
  • Research

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