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What's Best for the Children? UVA Anthropologist Allison Alexy

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

What’s Best for the Children? U.Va. Anthropologist Will Research Transnational Child-Custody Issues in Japan

Allison Alexy, an assistant professor of anthropology in the University of Virginia’s College of Arts & Sciences, has been awarded an Abe Fellowship (pronounced “ah-bay”) to study international child-custody disputes – what she calls “nuclear divorces” between American and Japanese spouses. She will head to Tokyo in September to conduct her research project, “When Citizenship and Kinship Intersect: Comparing Japanese and American Responses to Transnational Child Custody Disputes.”

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