Global Perspectives on Metrics, Governance, and Social Practices

Capital for the Kids 

4 April 2024

A quick look at small moves toward a guaranteed basic income for kids in the U.S. and Canada.

Demanding Care as a Human Right 

9 March 2024

Civil society weighs in on the Argentine government’s petition to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, which will hear arguments in the case this week at the tribunal in San José, Costa Rica.

Resisting Gilead

9 March 2024

The New-York Historical Society hosts an all-star lineup to discuss histories and possible futures of care. 

Glass Walls and Finance Capital

18 February 2024

Alicia Girón’s open-access book Economía de la vida offers a comparative perspective on the ways that financialized capitalism has shaped the care economy.

Global Perspectives on Care and COVID

A new collection of essays looks back on a global crisis that became a care catastrophe.

Little Kids vs. Big Business

28 January 2024

Current U.S. Congressional efforts to expand the Child Tax Credit offer telling insights into the partisan divide.

Working Papers Seminars

Community Economies, April 19, 10-12 ET

9 August 2023

Seventh Working Papers Seminar Series 2023-2024 Communities of Care featuring Alioscia Castronovo and Lina Penati Ferreira. Commentaries by Arturo Escobar & AbdouMaliq Simone.

Women’s Collectives / Colectivos femeninos, May 3, 12-2 pm ET

8 August 2023

Eighth Working Papers Seminar Series 2023-2024 Communities of Care featuring Natalia Hernandez Fajardo and Eva María Villanueva Gutiérrez , with commentaries by C. Cielo and Holly Worthen

Working Papers Blog

Nurturing Uncertainty: How Recuperation Retreats Foster Care Communities in Post-Meltdown Japan

4 April 2024

Recuperation retreats that have emerged following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan stand as a powerful example of how experimental practices of care foster transformative communities in the midst of enduring uncertainty.

The Home, School, and Street: Exploring the Everyday Geographies of Caregiving Youth

10 March 2024

Drawing on findings from a multi-year, mixed-method research project in collaboration with caregiving youth, young people under the age of 18 who take on caregiving responsibilities to support a parent, guardian, relative, or sibling who is chronically ill, disabled, or otherwise requiring care for medical reasons, we offer a critical examination of the ways young people’s everyday geographies of care in the home, the school, and the street, illustrate the importance of understanding ableism not only as oppression of the nonnormative body-mind, but also as the repression of the ability to give and receive care.  

Beyond Abandonment: Queer Aging and Community Care

To be queer and to be old––such permutation seems to be impossible given the realities of life especially for queer people. This dissertation chapter in progress examines queer aging in the Global South by asking how care looks like for a population who is both underserviced by the state and falls out of the bounds of the heteronormative family structure––two institutions that have been seen as the sources of care for older people.