Judy Y. Chu Ed.D.

Judy Y. Chu, Ed.D.

Judy Y. Chu, Ed.D. is an Affiliated Faculty member of the Program in Human Biology at Stanford University, where she teaches a course on Boys’ Psychosocial Development. She earned her doctorate at Harvard Graduate School of Education where, supervised by Carol Gilligan, Ph.D., her research explored boys’ gender socialization, relationships, and development during early childhood and adolescence. Focused on boys as active participants in their own socialization and development, Chu’s studies examined how boys negotiate their identities, behaviors, and relationships in light of cultural constructions of masculinity that manifest in their everyday interactions. Her work highlights boys’ relational strengths and aims to help foster boys’ healthy resistance against societal pressures that can constrain their sense of integrity and hinder their relationships. She is the author of When Boys Become Boys (New York University Press, 2014) and co-editor of Adolescent Boys: Exploring Diverse Cultures of Boyhood(New York University Press, 2004). She is also the mother of a ten-year-old boy.

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When Boys Become Boys

Development, relationships, and masculinity
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