which was awarded the Distinguished Publication Award by the Association for Women in Psychology. Her current work focuses on social psychology, and on how work/family conflict affects families across the social spectrum, with a particular focus on how caregiving issues arise in union arbitrations. For more information visit www.worklifelaw.org and www.pardc.org. Williams teaches property as well as courses related to gender, family and employment. She has two children. Her husband is a public interest lawyer specializing in privacy and internet issues.


Yu Xie is the Otis Dudley Duncan Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Michigan. He is also affiliated with the Department of Statistics, the Population Studies Center, and the Survey Research Center of the Institute for Social Research and the Center for Chinese Studies. Yu Xie has a PhD in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MA in the History of Science and an MS in Sociology both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received a BS in Metallurgical Engineering from Shanghai University of Technology (1982). Yu Xie’s main areas of interest are social stratification, demography, statistical methods, and sociology of science. He is the co-author of the recent book, Women in Science, Career Processes and Outcomes, which won the 2005 Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title. He has served as the Deputy Editor of American Sociological Review (1996-2000), the Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association (1999-2001), member of several editorial boards, advisory panel member for the Sociology Program (1995-1997) and the Methodology, Measurements, and Statistics Program (2004-2006) at the National Science Foundation. He has held several distinguished faculty positions including assistant professor (1989-1994), associate professor (1994-1996), and professor (1996-present) in the Department of Sociology at the University of Michigan. Yu Xie is the recipient of numerous awards including the National Academy of Education Spencer Fellowship (1991-1992), the National Science Foundation’s Young Investigator Award (1992-1997), the William T. Grant Foundation’s Faculty Scholar Award (1994-1999), and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (2002-2003). He received the Academician recognition from the Taiwan Academia Sinica (1994), and the American Academy of Arts and Science Fellow Award (2004). In addition, he has received several Teaching awards From University of Michigan including the Teaching Development Award from the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (1990-1991), as well as the Excellence in Education Award from the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (1992).



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