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Speaker: Chaya Koren, PhD
November 12, 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST
Lecture: “Late-life repartnering in Israel: The universal meaning and the cultural experience”
Lecturer of Social Work and Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of Society, University of Haifa
Location: RM 224
Chaya Koren, PhD, is Senior Lecturer of Social Work, Head of the Ultra-Orthodox BA Program, The School of Social Work – MIVCHAR, and Head of the Center of the Study of Society at the University of Haifa.
Her research interests include late life couplehood, late-life repartnering, late-life divorce (Grey diorce), intergenerational relationships in the family (e.g. older parent-adult child relationship; grandparent-adult grandchild relationship), forgiveness, ageism, the role of social work with the older population.
She is the recipient of several research grants from the prestige Israeli Science Foundation (ISF) (2011-2014) and (2019-2021).
She is also interested in methodological issues in qualitative research such as dyadic and family units and the construction of typologies. She published over 30 articles in peer reviewed journals and book chapters.
Koren used to work as a social work practitioner with families and older members of society in various social welfare organizations.