imageThe Stuff of Family Life Events…Coming up: 

Wednesday, September 27 from 7-8 p.m.: Reading and signing at Magic City Books in Tulsa, OK (sponsored by Booksmart Tulsa).
The Stuff of Family Life Events…Already enjoyed:

Thursday, May 18 from 7-8 p.m.: Lecture/Reading at Walla Walla Public Library‘s Big Idea Series.

Friday, June 16 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.: Book signing at Walla Walla (WA)’s Book & Game, 1st and Main.

Saturday, June 17 from 12-2 p.m.: Book signing at Kennewick (WA)’s Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 1321 N. Columbia Blvd.

Thursday, July 6 from 7-8 p.m.: Reading at Spokane (WA)’s Auntie’s Books, 402 W. Main.

Thursday, July 20 from 4-6 p.m.: Lecture/Reading and signing at Manzanita (OR)’s Hoffman Center for the Arts, 594 Laneda Ave.
If you are interested in a speaking engagement, including events that are part of my 2017-18 book tour for The Stuff of Family Life, please email me at janninmy[at]whitman[dot]edu. 
I love sharing research and new ideas with all sorts of audiences, from 4th grade math classes to local non-profits; from parent groups to business organizations; from book store patrons to college classrooms; and, of course, with fellow social researchers and practitioners at professional conferences.  


Recent WW public library talkLectures and Keynote Addresses:

2016. “The Family as ‘Fixer Upper?’ How Home Design, Spaces, and Objects Tell the Story of Contemporary Family Relationships.” Baylor University (Waco, TX) Outstanding Sociology Opportunity Speaker Series.

2016. “Love Letters, Photos, and Calendars: Relationships, Family Roles, and Technological Change in Home Spaces and Objects.” University of Texas Nova Series on Modern Families: New Challenges, New Solutions.

2015. “Why Love Letters Matter, Even in the Digital Age.” University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) “Healthy Relationships Series” Lecture.

2015. “The Stuff of Sociology – Or, How we Talk about Things Tells us Something about how we Talk about Ourselves, Even as Sociologists.” Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology Honor Society Keynote Speaker, California Lutheran University.

2015. “The Stuff of Family Life: Gender, Identity, and Politics in Homes.” California Lutheran University Department of Sociology and Center for Equality and Justice.

2015. “Between Now and Then.” Baccalaureate Address. Whitman College.

2014. “The Walla Walla Valley Early Learning Coalition Kindergarten Readiness Project.” Presentation at the Walla Walla, Washington Exchange Club, Rotary, and Sunrise Rotary meetings. Part I and Part II.

2014. “The Stuff of Childhood and the Stuff of Camp Fire.” Walla Walla Camp Fire Annual Luncheon Keynote Address. Walla Walla, WA.

2013. “Family Life in Scandinavia.” Walla Walla Engineers’ Wives Group. Walla Walla, WA.

2013. “Childhood in Cross-Cultural Perspective.” Walla Walla Children’s Home Society Early Head Start staff retreat. Walla Walla, WA.

2013. “Childhood in the Happiest Country on Earth and the Friendliest City in the U.S.” Walla Walla Children’s Homes Society Sweethearts Luncheon Keynote Address. Walla Walla, WA.

2010. “Community-Based Research on Children in Walla Walla: An Assessment of Needs from Birth to Age Five.” Network for Young Walla Walla Annual Meeting Keynote Address. Walla Walla, WA.

2008.  “Gender and DIY Television Programmes.” University of York Centre for Women’s Studies. York, England.

2005. “Workplace Relations.” Walla Walla Valley Physicians Association Keynote Address. Walla Walla, WA.

2005. “Workshop on Color and Design for a Productive Workspace.” Veterans Administration Staff Education Day. Walla Walla, WA (April).