Allison M. Alford


Allison M. Alford, PhD has an MA and PhD in Communication Studies (with an emphasis in Interpersonal and Family Communication) from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a Clinical Associate Professor at Baylor University. Alford has been researching family dynamics and flourishing relationships for years, focusing on the dynamics of caring, kinship, invisible labor, and feminism. She popularized the term “daughtering” in her seminal research on the role of adult women communicating in family roles. She is also the co-author of an academic book, Constructing Motherhood and Daughterhood Across the Lifespan (Peter Lang 2019).  

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