Dr. Ingrid Arnet Connidis

Professor Emerita (July 1, 2019) and Adjunct Research Professor.
Department of Sociology, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada

I work in the area of family ties across the life course. My work has been published in a variety of books and journals. In addition to writing, I enjoy participating in conferences and workshops and presenting invited lectures around the world.
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Ingrid Arnet Connidis & Amanda E. Barnett

Family Ties & Aging

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Selected Publications

Ingrid Arnet Connidis. “Who Counts as Family Later in Life? Following Theoretical Leads.” Journal of Family Theory & Review. 2020, 12:2:164-179.  Special Issue: Theorizing in Family Gerontology: Beyond Broad Strokes to the Finer Details.

Ingrid Arnet Connidis, “They got older and older, until they were very old” – A review of Elizabeth Hay’s All things consoled: A daughter’s memoir. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 2019, 11:468-478.

Myriam Girardin, Eric D. Widmer, Ingrid Arnet Connidis, Anna-Maija Castrén, Rita Gouveia, & Barbara Masotti. “Ambivalence in Later-Life Family Networks: Beyond Intergenerational Dyads.” Journal of Marriage & Family, 2018, Vol. 80 (June): 768–784. 

Ingrid Arnet Connidis, Klas Borell and Sofie Ghazanfareeon Karlsson. “Ambivalence and Living Apart Together in Later Life: A Critical Research Proposal.” Journal of Marriage & Family, 2017, 79:5:1404-1418. 

Ingrid Arnet Connidis. Book review Essay. “Family Estrangement: A Matter of Perspective by Kylie Agllias.” Journal of Family Theory & Review, 2017, Vol. 9. 572-579.  

Ingrid Arnet Connidis. “Sibling Relationships.” Sage Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies. 2016. Vol. 3. Abbie Goldberg, Ed. Pp. 1081-1084. 

Ingrid Arnet Connidis. 2015 . “Exploring Ambivalence in Family Ties: Progress and Prospects.” Journal of Marriage and Family, 77:1:77-95. 

Ingrid Arnet Connidis. 2014. “Age Relations and Family Ties Over the Life Course: Spanning the Macro-Micro Divide.” Research in Human Development.11:291-308. 

Ingrid Arnet Connidis. 2012. “Interview and memoir: Complementary narratives on the family ties of gay adults.” Journal of Family Theory & Review. 4:2:105-121.

Ingrid Arnet Connidis. 2012. “Theoretical Directions for Studying Family Ties and Aging”. Rosemary Blieszner and Victoria Hilkevitch Bedford (Eds.). Handbook on Families and Aging. ABC Clio. Pp. 35-60 (October) 

Ingrid Arnet Connidis and Candace L. Kemp. 2011. “Negotiating Work and Family in the Information Technology Industry.” In Julie Ann McMullin (Ed.) Gender, Age and Work in the New Economy: The Case of Information Technology Firms. Vancouver: UBC Press. 

Ingrid Arnet Connidis and Alexis J. Walker. 2009. “(Re)visioning Aging Families: Gender, Age and Aging in Families.” Pp. 147-159 in S. Lloyd, K. Allen, and A. Few (Eds.) Handbook of Feminist Family Studies. LA: Sage. 


I have given a range of invited keynote addresses and conference presentations in the United States, England, Scotland, Finland, and Czech Republic as well as Canada on a variety of topics related to family ties and aging.

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