Recent Presentations

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Poster presentation, “Transnational Family Support Exchanges: An examination of stress and health status,” at the IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics,San Francisco, CA (July 24, 2017).

Symposium participant, “Transnational Support Exchanges Between Generations: The Experience of Asian Indians,” at the 69th annual scientific meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA (November20, 2016).

Symposium participant, “Assessing Transnational Support for Elderly Living in India: Measurement Challenges,” at the 69th annual scientific meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA (November17, 2016).

Invited Speaker, ‘The Impact of Heritage Tourism on Community Well-Being and Intergenerational Relationships Among the Maasai’ at the World Culture Club, Penn State Hershey (May 4, 2016).

Invited Speaker, ‘Immigration & Aging’ at State University of New York (SUNY) Oneonta, NY (April 5, 2016)

Paper presentation, ‘Transnational Support & Intergenerational Relationships’ at the 68th annual scientific meeting of the Gerontological Society of America.  Orlando, FL (November 18-22, 2015).

Paper presentation, ‘Transnational Support: Examining Patterns of Exchanges between Asian Indian adults in USA and Elderly Parents in India’ at the IAGG Asia/Oceania 2015 Congress.  Chiang Mai, Thailand (October 18-22, 2015).

Paper presentation, ‘The Hindu View of Aging: An examination of prescribed late life celebrations’ at the North American Network in Aging Studies (NANAS) conference.  Oxford, OH (May 19-22, 2015).

With Penn State University colleagues at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica (June, 2015).

With Penn State University colleagues at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica (2015).

Invited Speaker, ‘Share, Care, & Beware’ at the 27th annual conference of the National Indo-American Association of Senior Citizens (NIAASC).  Tavares, FL (November 8, 2014).

Invited Speaker, ‘Caring for Seniors Within & Outside USA: Immigrant Perspectives’ at the Asian Community Alliance’s Wellness Aging Caregiving Symposium. Cincinnati, OH (April 19, 2014).

ASUInvited Speaker, ‘Intergenerational perceptions of spirituality and sustainability: Pilgrimage tourism on the Ganges’ at Arizona State University for Institute of Humanities Research in collaboration with the School of Community Resources and Development (SCRD).  Phoenix, AZ (October 18, 2013).

Invited Speaker, ’Late life experiences of Indian immigrants in USA’ at Swansea University’s Economic, & Social Research Council (ESRC)’ s seminar Ageing, Race,and Ethnicity at Swansea, Wales, U.K. (July 17, 2013).

Invited Speaker (via Skype), ‘Transnational Caregiving Issues’ at the 9th Annual Meeting of Academy of Psychologists & International Conference of Academy of Psychologists.in Tirupati, India (June 29, 2013

Evening walk on Mumbles Road (Swansea Bay), outside Swansea University, Wales (UK)

Evening walk on Mumbles Road (Swansea Bay), outside Swansea University, Wales (UK)

Paper presentation, ‘Intergenerational relationships among the Maasai of Tanzania’ at the 65th annual scientific meeting of the Gerontological Society of America held in San Diego, CA (November 16, 2012)

 

With my Maasai colleague Kokkel Melubo in Arusha, Tanzania

With my Maasai colleague Kokkel Melubo in Arusha, Tanzania

Panelist, Seminar titled ‘Highlighting Indigenous Knowledge Experiences, Indigenous Knowledge in the Academy’ held at University Park, PA (October 5, 2012).

Invited Speaker, Cultural Heritage Tourism & Intergenerational Relationships among the Maasai of Tanzania’ at the Interinstitutional Consortium for Indigenous Knowledge Seminar at Penn State University in State College, PA (September 19, 2012).

Paper presentation, ‘Transnational Care’ at the 64th annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America held in Boston, MA (November 22, 2011)

Invited Speaker, ‘Aging of Indian Women in India’,  Indian Aging Congress & 15th Biennial Meeting of the Association of Gerontology India (AGI) at Benaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India (November 13-15, 2010).

Keynote Speaker, National Indo-American Association of Senior Citizens (NIAASC) 23rd Annual Conference, Intergenerational Issues Impacting Seniors‘ in New York City, NY (May 15, 2010).