NOVEMBER 15, 2010
Laura Lein, Dean and Collegiate Professor of Social Work at the University of Michigan, spoke on "Women in Poverty: Learning About Their Health” at the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work on November 15.
Dean Lein earned her Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from Harvard University. Formerly a professor of social work and anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin, she served as principal investigator for multiple grants on poverty, family, and women’s issues. Lein directed the Women’s Studies Program at the University of Texas at Austin, where she coordinated interdisciplinary curriculum, fund development, and new programs. She also served as director of the Wellesley College Center on Research on Women and director of an interdisciplinary project on work, family interaction, and child development at the Center for the Study of Public Policy in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Dean Lein has written nine books on welfare, health care, children, and families.