Congratulations to Marcy Carlson for receiving a Kellett Mid-Career Award, which recognizes and supports research conducted by faculty members who are seven to twenty years past their first promotion to tenure. Named for the late William R. Kellett, a former president of the WARF board of trustees and president of Kimberly-Clark Corporation, the award was created to provide support and encouragement to faculty at a critical stage of their careers.
Marcy is a Professor of Sociology and director of the Center for Demography and Ecology. Her primary research interests center on the associations between family contexts and the wellbeing of parents and children. She has explored the changing composition of families and aspects of their functioning. Much of her recent work is focused on growing family diversity and complexity, particularly with respect to fertility patterns and fatherhood, as well as how family change is linked with inequality in both the U.S. and cross-national contexts.