Jocelyn Crowley, Ph.D.

Senior Faculty Fellow
Areas of Expertise: 

Work, Family Life, and Family Sustainability


Jocelyn Elise Crowley is a Senior Faculty Fellow at the Heldrich Center. She is also a Professor of Public Policy, a member of the graduate faculty in the Department of Political Science, and an affiliated faculty member of the Department of Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She is interested in the intersection of work, family life, and family sustainability. Most recently, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has funded many of her research projects on mothers’ organizations in the United States, parenting challenges and public policy, and workplace flexibility. Her book, Mothers Unite! Organizing for Workplace Flexibility and the Transformation of Family Life, was published by Cornell University Press in 2013. She has also written extensively on the topic of family law and public policy, including her books The Politics of Child Support in America (2003; Cambridge University Press) and Defiant Dads: Fathers’ Rights Activists in America (2008; Cornell University Press). During the 2005-2006 academic year, she was chosen to be a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York City. She spent the 2006-2007 academic year at the Department of Politics, New York University and the Social Indicators Survey Center, Columbia University School of Social Work.



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