Holy Cross alumna and former Fulbright scholar Kathleen Cain ’81 will give a talk titled “Growing up Muslim in Post-9/11 America: Identity and Well-Being in American Muslim Teenagers,” on Monday, Oct. 28 at 4:00 p.m. in Rehm Library.
Kathleen Cain graduated from Holy Cross as a psychology major in 1981. Currently she is chair of psychology at Gettysburg College, where she has conducted research on children’s social-cognitive development and has taught many courses in both the psychology department and in the college’s first-year seminar program. As an undergraduate on the Hill, she conducted her honors research with Diane Bukatko, professor of psychology, and was a research assistant for Chick Weiss, director of the Office of Strategic Initiatives and Corporate and Foundation Relations and former chair of the psychology department.
She earned her doctorate in developmental psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and has traveled to Berlin, Germany, on a Fulbright grant, where she spent a year at the Max-Planck Institute for Education Research. In 2009, Cain traveled to Cairo, Egypt, as a Fulbright scholar to teach at Ain Shams University.
Pr. Cain will speak at two other events on campus. On Oct. 27, she will be the keynote speaker for the Psi Chi Ceremony, the psychology department’s induction of new members into its International Honor Society. The title of this talk will be “From Mount Saint James to Gettysburg by Way of the World: A Psychologist’s Journey.”
On Oct. 28, she will attend a faculty Fulbright panel and discussion over breakfast in Hogan at 8:45 a.m., where she will join with Jennie Germann Molz, associate professor of sociology & anthropology; Predrag Cicovacki, professor of philosophy; and Gamini Keerawalla, professor of history and visiting Fulbright from Sri Lanka. Seating for this event is limited; RSVP by email to Donna Hebert in the Dean’s Office.
Pr. Cain’s talk is sponsored by the Rehm Family Library/Chapel Endowment; Opening Doors; 40 Years of Women at Holy Cross; the psychology department; Rev. Michael C. McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture; Asian Studies; the sociology and anthropology department; and Middle Eastern Studies.