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Gabriel co-authors award-winning paper

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind — A paper co-written by Allison Gabriel, Thomas J. Howatt Chair in Management at Purdue University’s Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business at Purdue University, has been selected as a nominee for the annual Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research.

Allie GabrielThe article “Sensemaking through the storm: How postpartum depression shapes personal work-family narratives” is recognized as one of 13 Kanter Award nominees from more than 2,500 articles published in 2023. The paper was published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, where it was earlier given an Editor’s Choice Award, designated to only one article per issue of the journal. Gabriel’s co-authors were Jamie Ladge, professor and group chair, D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University; Laura Little, Chick-fil-A Distinguished Professor of Management, Terry College of Business, University of Georgia; Rebecca McGowan, assistant professor of management, Sam W. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas; and Ellie Stillwell, assistant professor of management, London School of Economics and Political Science.

The Kanter Award is a joint project of the Center for Families at Purdue University, the Boston College Center for Work and Family and its National Workforce Roundtable, and the Work and Family Researchers Network. The award raises the awareness of excellent work-family research among the scholar, practitioner, and consultant communities, as well as fostering debate about standards of quality for work-family research and ultimately lifting those standards.

Gabriel joined the Daniels School faculty in 2023. She serves as the director of the Center for Working Well, a cutting-edge center at the forefront of challenges facing modern workforces. She was selected by the website Poets & Quants in 2018 as a “Top 50 Undergraduate Business School Professor,” and is currently serving as a committee member for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to help support breastfeeding initiatives in the United States.