Bahira Trask


Dr. Bahira Trask holds a B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations from Yale University and a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on globalization, women’s employment and family change in Western and non-Western countries, and she presents regularly on these topics at international forums. Dr. Trask has authored and edited a number of books including Women, Work, and Globalization: Challenges and Opportunities (Routledge, 2014), Globalization and Families: Accelerated Systemic Social Change, (Springer, 2010) and Cultural Diversity and Families (Sage, 2007).  Over the last ten years, Dr. Trask has also worked closely with the Office of Social and Economic Affairs at the United Nations. She has been invited to present at a number of U. N. Expert Group meetings around the world, and her recommendations been incorporated into global policies that support and strengthen families around change in families, work-family reconciliation, and promoting intergenerational solidarity.

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