Bahira Trask

Professor and Chair of HDFS Department, University of Delaware, USA

Bahira Trask is professor and chair of Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Delaware. Her research focuses on globalization and family change in Western and non-Western countries, and she presents regularly on these topics at international forums. Over the last eight years, Bahira has also worked closely with the Focal Point on the Family at the United Nations. She has been invited to present at a number of UN Expert Group meetings around the world, and her recommendations have been incorporated into global policies that support and strengthen families around youth development, work-family reconciliation, and promoting intergenerational solidarity. Her Tedx talks on global family change and women and work are popular teaching tools internationally. Bahira has authored and edited a number of books including 'Women, Work, and Globalization: Challenges and Opportunities' (Routledge, 2014), 'Globalization and Families: Accelerated Systemic Social Change', (Springer, 2010) and 'Cultural Diversity and Families' (Sage, 2007). She holds a B.A. in political science with a concentration in international relations from Yale University and a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania.


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