The Masculine Dilemma of Seeking Work Flexibility with Joseph Vandello of University of South Florida


Monday, October 17, 2022, 3:00pm to 4:15pm


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Work Flexibility programs are widespread in the U.S., but their usage is not. In this talk, Dr. Vandello will explore the gender norms that present barriers for men in balancing work and family life. More generally, he will explore how men and women negotiate experiences at the boundary of work and family.

This seminar is organized by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP) and co-sponsored by the Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard Law School, which is an inter-university consortium among Harvard, MIT and Tufts, dedicated to connecting rigorous research and scholarship with deep understanding of practice.

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Dr. Joe Vandello is a social psychologist and professor at the University of South Florida. Much of his research seeks to understand how people understand gender, and specifically manhood. His research explores how people see manhood as distinct from womanhood, and he examines the consequence of this thinking for understanding men’s aggression, risk-taking, health, relationships, and attitudes toward work and family. In 2014, with his colleague Jennifer Bosson, Dr. Vandello won the Researcher of the Year Award from the American Psychological Association, Division 51 (Society for the Psychological Study of Men & Masculinity), for their collaborative research on precarious manhood.