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 examined 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 explore 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.

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