In a Human Voice: In Conversation with Psychologist Carol Gilligan

In a Human Voice: In Conversation with Psychologist Carol Gilligan
By :  The Center for Pastoral Education Posted On Nov 3, 2022 / 5783 | Gender

Psychologist Carol Gilligan revolutionized her field’s understanding of gender with her 1982 book, In A Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women’s Development. Her work in the field focused on the human voice and inspired and informed a feminist-oriented movement in philosophical ethics known as the ethics of care.

Rabbi Naomi Kalish, the Harold and Carole Wolfe Director of JTS’s Center for Pastoral Education, was in conversation with Professor Gilligan. The two talked about her background, reflect on the influence of her Jewish upbringing, and discuss her groundbreaking work and its implications for today, forty years later.  

This event is co-sponsored by JTS’s Center for Pastoral Education and Louis Finkelstein Institute for Religious and Social Studies.


Carol Gilligan received an A.B. with highest honors in English literature from Swarthmore College, a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Radcliffe College and a PhD in social psychology from Harvard University. She has published extensively. Most recently she co-authored Why Does Patriarchy Persist? with Naomi Snider, and her new book, In a Human Voice, will come out next year.