Next Up on 13: Prof. Abdul-Malak and Special Guest Syracuse Prof. Harrington-Meyer

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Join Colgate University Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology Ynesse Abdul-Malak and Syracuse University Professor of Sociology Madonna Harrington Meyer as they discuss their research related to grandparents caring for grandchildren with disabilities.

Born in Haiti, Professor Abdul-Malak immigrated to the United States at the age of 13. She obtained an associate’s degree in nursing and practiced as a nurse in Staten Island, N.Y. Later, Professor Abdul-Malak earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental health and a master’s degree in public health at the American University of Beirut. She then enrolled at Syracuse University and obtained a master’s and PhD in sociology.

Professor Abdul-Malak is a co-editor of Grandparenting in the U.S. (2016), and she recently co-authored Grandparenting Children with Disabilities (Springer Publishing) with Professor Harrington Meyer. Professor Abdul-Malak has presented her research nationally and internationally, and she is a proud recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award and Best Doctoral Prize at Syracuse University.

Each episode of 13, Colgate’s biweekly podcast, digs into the work of one University community member by asking 13 questions. Episodes highlight the wide array of academic disciplines at Colgate, with interviews featuring faculty from political science, sociology and anthropology, physics and astronomy, women’s studies, English, Africana and Latin American studies, and many more.

Previous episodes of 13 have featured: Dan Gough, Jennifer Tomlinson, Ana Jimenez, Alicia Simmons, Juan Fernando Ibarra Del Cuentro, Karen Harpp, Kwazi Konadu, Paul McLoughlin II, Anthony Aveni, Robert Garland, Ryan Hall, Craig Hatkoff ’76, Susan Thomson, Nick Kokonas ’91, Jessica Graybill, Brian W. Casey, Nimanthi Rajasingham, and John Pumilio.

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