Holy Cross Alumna to Speak About Growing Up Muslim in a Post-9/11 World

Event part of College’s 40th anniversary celebration of coeducation

Holy Cross alumna and former Fulbright scholar Kathleen Cain ’81, will give a talk titled “Growing up Muslim in Post-9/11 America: Identity and Well-Being in American Muslim Teenagers,” on Monday, Oct. 29 at 4 p.m. in Rehm Library. Cain’s talk is part of the College’s 40th anniversary celebration of coeducation.

Cain, who graduated from Holy Cross as a psychology major in 1981, currently teaches at Gettysburg College, where she has conducted research on children’s social-cognitive development and has taught many courses in both the psychology department and in the college’s first-year seminar program. As an undergraduate on the Hill, she conducted her honors research with Diane Bukatko, professor of psychology, and was a research assistant for Chick Weiss, director of the Office of Grants and Corporate and Foundation Giving an former chair of the psychology department.

She earned her doctorate in developmental psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and has traveled to Berlin, Germany, on a Fulbright grant, where she spent a year at the Max-Planck Institute for Education Research. In 2009, Cain traveled to Cairo, Egypt, as a Fulbright scholar to teach at Ain Shams University.

Cain will speak at two other events on campus. On Oct. 29, she will give a lunchtime talk in the Hogan Campus Center at 12 p.m., where she will discuss her experience as a Fulbright scholar, the process of applying for a Fulbright Grant, and more. Seating for this event is limited, RSVP by emailing Maureen Dubois.

On Oct. 28, Cain will be the keynote speaker for the Psi Chi Ceremony, the psychology department’s induction of new members into its international honor society. The title of this talk will be “From Mount Saint James to Gettysburg by Way of the World: A Psychologist’s Journey.”

Cain’s talk is sponsored by the College’s psychology department, the McFarland Center, Montserrat’s Self Cluster, the Office of Grants and Corporate & Foundation Giving, and the Office of Distinguished Fellowships and Graduate Studies.