Gender + the Crisis of Connection

  • University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN 55455
Niobe Way, Developmental Psychologist

Niobe Way, Developmental Psychologist

Niobe Way, author of Deep Secrets: Boys' Friendships and the Crisis of Connection (Harvard University Press, 2011), is a professor of Applied Psychology at New York University in New York City, the co-founder with Carol Gilligan and Pedro Noguera of NYU's PACH (Project for the Advancement of our Common Humanity), and the co-director of the Center for Research on Culture, Development, and Education at NYU. Way's work focuses on social identities, including gender and racial/ethnic identities, and the effects of gender and racial/ethnic stereotypes on adjustment and on friendships.


Lise Eliot, Neuroscientist

Lise Eliot, Neuroscientist

Lise Eliot is Associate Professor of Neuroscience at The Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science. A Chicago native, she received an A.B. degree from Harvard University, a Ph.D. from Columbia University, and did post-doctoral research at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. In addition to teaching and writing, Dr. Eliot lectures widely on children’s brain and gender development. Eliot is the author of Pink Brain Blue Brain: How Small Differences Grow into Troublesome Gaps and What We Can Do About It (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009).