Yale University interviews Erin Burke about the Gay Fathers Project!

In honor of Father’s Day, Yale University has produced a podcast, “Anthropology of Dad,” to find out just how come so many Yale anthropologists research fatherhood? Listen to the interview below with primary investigator Erin Burke as she discusses the Gay Fathers Project and how her research is shaping how we study fathers.

To listen to all the experts explore the different questions anthropology poses about the evolution, health, and culture of dads, visit the full playlist here. 


The Gay Fathers Project featured by Yale!


We are proud to announce that the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences has featured Erin Burke and the Gay Fathers Project in their September newsletter and on their website!


“Erin Burke (Anthropology) wants to find out how and why human males nurture their young. In order to fully understand why studying paternal care would warrant such attention, it is important to first realize how unusual it is, she says.”

To read the entire interview, please click here.


Pride New Haven a great success!

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Erin Burke and Amelia Scancilio at Pride New Haven, September 20.

Thanks to everyone who came to the Pride New Haven Block Party on Saturday and stopped by our booth! It was great meeting so many members of the New Haven LGBTQ community and spreading the word about the Gay Fathers Project.

photo 5The Project even got a shout-out in the New Haven Register, which you can read here. If you stopped by our booth and would like to participate, please feel free to email us at erin.e.burke@yale.edu.

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Erin addressing the crowd with emcee Piper Daily.

A special thanks to Amelia Sancilio and Tom Coben for their help setting up and to Elaine Guevara, Louise Guard, Liz Genne-Bacon and John Kelleher for breaking down.

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Gay Fathers Project volunteers and supporters.

Pride was a great event and we are already looking forward to next year!