Jade Avelis

Jade Avelis

Areas of Study

Gender, Religion, Marriage and Family, Social Psychology


Jade is in her seventh year of studies at Notre Dame. Her primary research areas are gender, marriage and family, religion, social psychology, and work-nonwork balance. Her dissertation investigates the role that social class plays in the lives of men who are the primary caregivers for their children, specifically looking at the cultural resources available to and employed by working class and minority fathers. She is conducting research with Jessica Collett on graduate students' knowledge of work-life balance of professors and how feelings of impostorism are related to graduate students' career goals. Jade is also working with Nicolette Manglos-Weber on projects about resilience to stressful events and how to improve methods when studying the religious lives of Millennials. Before coming to Notre Dame, Jade graduated from the John Wesley Honors College at Indiana Wesleyan University. Please feel free to contact her at the e-mail address below if you would like more information.


Jessica Collett and Jade Avelis. 2011. “Building a Life Together: Reciprocal and Negotiated Exchange in Fragile Families,” Advances in Group Processes.

Recent Awards

Jade Avelis received the Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Notre Dame.

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