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February 22, 2014 at 9:00 PM EST
411 Willard Straight Hall
In recent days, much attention has been paid to challenges of work-life balance, especially for women. For Christians, questions of work-life involve different assumptions. The notion of calling, gendered expectations, and commitments to faith communities are all important. Dr. Reynolds will discuss some empirical evidence of (unequal) work-family relationships for men and women, with special attention to academics. She will also explore the challenges facing Christian men and women seeking to commit to work, family, and the Church, ending with some examples for combining commitment to all.
Dr. Amy Reynolds’ research focuses primarily on issues of economic globalization, and the influence of religion and culture within markets. She has a particular interest on Central America, having spent time with World Relief in El Salvador analyzing the coffee sector. She has conducted research throughout Canada, the United States, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and El Salvador. Before coming to Wheaton, she was a Visiting Fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame.
Dr. Reynolds is currently researching issues surrounding women in leadership within evangelical organizations. Along with Dr. Janel Curry (Provost, Gordon College), she is investigating the different organizational, cultural, and theological aspects of organizations that promote (or hinder) women in leadership positions.