David HilgendorfGraduate Studenthe/him/his

As a stay-at-home father to three children, I am interested in the impact of masculinity and gender stereotypes on paternal emotional and cognitive labor. I specifically want to focus on interventions that could lead to a more equitable balance of parental emotional and cognitive labor. I would also like to explore the impact of paternal sensitivity and gender expansive parenting on overall child development.

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  • Human Development & Family Studies

Degree Program

  • PhD Human Ecology: Human Development & Family Studies