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Sociologist Crosnoe addresses challenges of high school

The University of Texas at Austin’s Robert Crosnoe addressed how social marginalization affects teenage development during a recent Distinguished Lecture hosted by the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools.

Crosnoe, a professor of sociology at UT Austin, presented “Adolescence, Peers and the Challenges of High School” April 10 in the Nebraska Union’s Colonial Room.

The presentation was adapted from Crosnoe’s 2011 book “Fitting In, Standing Out: Navigating the Social Challenges of High School to Get an Education.”

As the Elsie and Stanley E. (Skinny) Adams, Sr. Centennial Professor in Liberal Arts at UT Austin, Crosnoe holds faculty positions in the university’s Department of Sociology, Department of Psychology, and Population Research Center. He received a doctorate in sociology from Stanford University.

The Distinguished Lecture was presented in partnership with the UNL Minority Health Disparities Initiative; the UNL Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Initiative; and the Nebraska Bullying Prevention and Intervention Initiative. Funding was provided through a UNL Research Council Award from the Office of Research and Economic Development.

Watch Crosnoe’s Presentation