Global Perspectives on Metrics, Governance, and Social Practices

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.

Beyond Privilege: Narrating Diverse Stories of Caring Masculinities

28 January 2024

New research on “caring masculinities” challenges traditional gender norms by examining men’s relationality, vulnerability, and nurturing qualities.

Taxing the Stork

14 January 2024

New empirical research reveals why European family support policies, while far more generous than those of the U.S., are not as “pro-parent” as they claim to be

The U.S. Child Care Crunch

14 January 2024

Stripped of support provided during the pandemic, the child-care industry is cracking up

CryptoCare©

17 November 2023

Perhaps you’re curious to know—just hypothetically–how far the current value of global cryptocurrency could go toward increasing the supply of child care in the U.S.

Working Papers Blog

HIV Care and “Subject Activism” in the Ruins of Neoliberal Islam

17 January 2024

In Turkey, HIV has never been considered a domestic issue but a peril that only concerns Eastern European sex workers and Western queers, both perceived to be sexual deviants, hence, always-already ill. However the number of HIV diagnoses in Turkey has increased by 620% since 2007

Race, Foster Care, and Queer Kinship

14 January 2024

Although foster parents’ racialized, gendered, and classed depictions of carework won them political success, they have had lasting ramifications for American families who are not white, not affluent, or not cisgender. In 2024, what little protections American families have are eroding rapidly.

Growing vegetables, making homes

15 January 2024

Homes are made in more ways than one. They are made as entanglements of agencies that are both material and discursive: a bed, somewhere to cook, maybe some family members, hopefully a place where you might feel comfortable. Indeed, the phrase ‘to be at home’ refers to a sense of ease, or belonging. Homes are […]

Working Papers Seminars

Race, Health & Disability February 23, 2024 12-2 pm ET

21 August 2023

Sixth Working Papers Seminar Series 2023-2024 Race, Health & Disability featuring Jasper Conner and André Marega Pinhel. Commentaries by Mairead Sullivan and LaTonya Trotter

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