Dr. Kremer-Sadlik’s research focuses on family life with an emphasis on socio-cultural ideologies and expectations that organize and give meaning to family relationships and everyday practices.
She examines the relationships between local worldviews on family, work, childhood, parenting and morality and everyday experiences of family members. She studies cultural norms and preferences embedded in institutional policies and public discourses and how these shape everyday practices of childrearing, time and resources allocation, participation in social activities, and family decision making. Furthermore, her research also examines the co-construction and negotiation of self, identity, and social roles as individuals face cultural, institutional, social and personal demands and expectations. Kremer-Sadlik collaborates regularly with researchers in Italy and France. Kremer-Sadlik’s research draws on theories from multiple disciplines, such as linguistic and psychological anthropology, sociology, and psychology and uses qualitative methods, such as ethnography and semi-structured interviews, supplemented by surveys and questionnaires.
Dr. Kremer-Sadlik is the Academic Director of the Master of Social Science (MaSS) program.