Research in Indonesia: A tale of travels and troubleshooting in East Java and North
What stands in the way of humane work for women in Indonesia—and how do we find out?
Shortly after receiving a PhD in experimental social psychology, Laura Babbitt moved from
studying the behavior of college students in closely controlled laboratory experiments to
mapping out the obstacles to fair treatment for women in the workforce in Indonesia. She
will discuss her trips to East Java and North Sumatra in the course of developing and
carrying out this project, including the unique challenges of conducting research abroad
and the sometimes surprising results.
Dr. Babbitt is a graduate of Camden-Rockport High School and Wellesley College, and
received her PhD from Tufts University in 2012. She is currently working with the
International Labor Organization to measure and improve working conditions in garment and
footwear factories, and lives in Boston with her husband.
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Wednesday: Drop-in Mah Jongg Meets afternoons in the winter and evenings in the summer. Call the library for a time.
Wednesday RPL Writers' Group open to writers of all levels of experience. Facilitated by author and staff member Fran Hodgkins, meets the third Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8:00 p.m. This group is approaching their one year anniversary! New members always welcome. Reservations not necessary. Coming soon!...a Youth Writers' Group-yet to be named!
Thursday Poets corner: Meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 4:00 to 5:30. The workshop is open to the public and welcomes all levels of ability and experience. Bring a selection of work to share. Local poets George Chappell and Jim Ostheimer will conduct the workshops.
Saturdays Drop in Mah-Jongg from 9:00-12:00 (Mah Jongg group may meet informally in the Marine Room or the children's room but you will need to bring your own set.)
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Last modified: 03.05.2014
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