The University of Texas at Dallas Program in Gender Studies

Upcoming Lectures, The Gender Studies Lecture Series, Spring, 2012

Co-Sponsored by the Carolyn Lipshy Galerstein Women's Center at UT-Dallas

All talks will be held on the University of Texas at Dallas campus

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Gender Studies Lecture Series presents...

Gender, Race and Marital Stability in America

Dr. Terri Orbuch

Professor of Sociology
Oakland University


Maintaining happy and healthy relationships is a challenge even during the best of times. So how do we manage our relationships during these stressful times? The Early Years of Marriage project is a unique study that has followed a large and diverse sample of over 370 married couples for over 20 years. The primary objective of the project is to better understand the determinants of marital quality and stability among Black American and White American couples in the United States. In this presentation, Dr. Orbuch will present some of the latest findings from this research project. The findings highlight the importance of both gender and race in understanding what works and what doesn’t for healthy, enduring relationships in today’s fast-paced world.


Dr. Terri L. Orbuch is a Professor of Sociology at Oakland University and a Research Professor at the University of Michigan, Survey Research Center and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender. She is the project director of a long-term study on marriage, divorce, and repartnering (1986 - present), funded by the National Institutes of Health. Orbuch has published several books and articles on marriage, divorce, parent-child relationships, accounts, storytelling, and the effects of divorce on children. Her latest book, 5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great, was published by Random House in 2009. She conducts Healthy Relationship Seminars across the country and is known as “The Love Doctor®” on radio, TV and in magazines/newspapers across the country. Dr. Orbuch’s relationship segments are aired weekly on Fox-TV Detroit and she is a regular contributor to the HuffingtonPost (www.drterrithelovedoctor.com).

Thursday, January 26, 2012 5:30-6:45 pm

McDermott Suite, U.T.Dallas Library, 4th floor, Richardson Campus

For more information, contact

Karen Prager, Program Head in Gender Studies, The University of Texas at Dallas


Send your suggestions for speakers: mailto:kprager@utdallas.edu


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