Each Thursday, the LAPA fellows meet with a member of the Princeton faculty to discuss what that faculty member is working on at the moment. It is one of the ways that fellows get to see what is going on at Princeton, and it is one of the ways that Princeton faculty get to meet the LAPA fellows. Attendance at the lunch is by invitation only.
Viviana A. Zelizer is Lloyd Cotsen '50 Professor of Sociology at Princeton University. She specializes in historical analysis, economic processes, interpersonal relations, and childhood. She has published books on the development of life insurance, the changing economic and sentimental value of children, and on the place of money in social life. Her most recent book, The Purchase of Intimacy (Princeton University Press, 2005) deals with the interplay of economic activity and personal ties, especially intimate ties, both in everyday practice and in the law. It includes the formation of couples, the provision of personal care, and social relations within households.
For more on Viviana Zelizer, see her LAPA page.