The Mental Health Crisis in America - Keynote Speaker Profile: Carol Gilligan, PhD
Carol Gilligan, PhD, is an American feminist, ethicist, and psychologist; University Professor at New York University; Visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge; and author of In A Different Voice.
Dr. Gilligan will give the Session 2 keynote presentation on Saturday afternoon at the Austen Riggs Centennial Conference, “The Mental Health Crisis in America.”
Learn more or register for the conference at: www.austenriggs.org/CentennialConference
Dr. Gilligan will raise issues addressed in the recent book she co-edited, The Crisis of Connection: Roots, Consequences, and Solutions (2018), noting a societal shift in the relationship between the “me” and the “we” in our culture. Currently, there is an amplified voice of “me” that stands in opposition to “we,” rather than a “me” that is part of a shared “we.” This problem is best approached through establishment of community that fosters connection and empathy. This concept offers a useful frame for understanding the crisis in care, while highlighting potential solutions through community and relationships. Dr. Gilligan will also link her comments to Erikson, who was one of her mentors.
- Gilligan, Carol (1982). In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women's Development. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. ISBN 9780674445444.
- Gilligan, Carol; et al. (1989). Mapping the Moral Domain: A Contribution of Women's Thinking to Psychological Theory and Education. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. ISBN 9780674548312.
- Gilligan, Carol; et al. (1990). Making Connections: the Relational Worlds of Adolescent Girls at Emma Willard School. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. ISBN 9780674540415
- “‘Why Does Patriarchy Exist’? Exploring the Complicated Gender Power Dynamics of This Age,” NY1.com,” December 7, 2018
- “Carol Gilligan's Theory of Moral Development,” Study.com, January 24, 2018
- “Carol Gilligan on Women and Moral Development,” Big Think, April 23, 2012
In the News
- “Carefully Smash the Patriarchy,” nytimes.com, March 18, 2019
- “Carol Gilligan’s persistent ‘Voice," bostonglobe.com, June 24, 2012
- “Renowned Feminist Carol Gilligan: What Anne Frank Got Wrong in Her Diary,” haaretz.com, May 15, 2015