Working Papers Seminar Series 2023-2024: Reconsidering Communities of Care

11 October 2023

The experiment of sharing research continues. One or two presenters share original unpublished papers beforehand and two respondents offer insights and reflections. Working papers seminars series are open to the general public upon signing up. The events in February, April, and May are sponsored by CLACS

Caring Masculinities

September 15, 12-2pm ET


Tracie Canada (Duke University), “I do it for Them: Bonds of Brotherhood”

Antonia Randolph (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) “I Carry the City on my Back”. 


Jordanna Matlon (American University)

Maurice Wallace (Rutgers University)

Migrant Domestic Workers

October 27, 12-2pm ET


Valerie Francisco-Menchavez (San Francisco State University), “Caring for Caregivers: Filipina/o Migrant Care Workers Building Communities of Care in the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Grazielle Valentim (University of Massachusetts Amherst), “’Are Labor Protections Enough?’ The Impacts of Laws and Regulations on the Experiences of au Pairs in the United States”


Anju Mary Paul (New York University)

Pallavi Banerjee (University of Calgary)

Carcerality & Care

November 17, 12-2pm ET


Joseph Hiller (Duke University), “Una Soledad Acompañada: Trans Care, Abandonment, and Opacity in Colombian Prison Worlds”

Katie Von Wald (University of California Santa Barbara), “Reproductive Carcerality: Territorializing Confinement and the Politics of Abolitionist Abortion Care”


Micol Seigel (Indiana University Bloomington)

Marisol Lebrón (University of California-Santa Cruz)

Queering Care

December 1, 10am-12pm ET


Nora Kassner (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) “Becoming Daddy: How Carework Created Political Change in the Era of AIDS”

Tankut (Renssealaer Polytechnic Institute), “HIV Care and “Subject Activism” in the Ruins of Neoliberal Islam”

Edward Nadurata (University of California Irvine), “Beyond Abandonment in Dory: Rethinking Queer Aging and Community Care in the Life of a 101-Year-Old Trans Woman”


Pedro Nicoli (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais)

Anjali Arondekar (University of California, Santa Cruz)

Alternative Care Networks

January 26, 12-2 pm ET


Jieun Cho (Duke University), “Nurturing Uncertainty: Toxic Ecologies, Children’s Health, and Voluntary Care Work in Post-3.11 Japan”

Elizabeth Olson & Leiha Edmonds (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), “Caregiving Youth: Understanding the Identities and Everyday Spaces of Young People Who are Family Caregivers in the U.S”


Tatjana Thelen (Wien Universität)

Kim England (University of Washington)

Race, Health & Disability

February 23, 12-2 pm ET


Jasper Conner, “Beyond the Institution: How Disabled African Americans Lived and Worked in the Absence of State Support, 1865-1920”

André Marega Pinhel, “Racial Inequality in Health Before Social Determinants: Racialist Thinking in Medicine at the Beginning of the 20th Century in Brazil and in the USA”


Mairead Sullivan (Loyola Marymount University)

LaTonya Trotter (University of Washington)

This event is sponsored by CLACS (Center for Latin American and Carribean Studies)

Community Economies

April 19, 10 am-12.00 pm ET


Alioscia Castronovo (Università di Padova and CLACSO), “‘Taking Care of our Territories’: Self-organization, Community Care and Popular Infrastructures in Bogotá

Lina Penati Ferreira (University of São Paulo), “Pandemic, Solidarity, and Community Care in Brazil”


AbdouMaliq Simone (University of Sheffield)

Lindsay Naylor (University of Delaware)

This event is sponsored by CLACS (Center for Latin American and Carribean Studies)

Women’s Collectives / Colectivos femeninos

Seminario en español — seminar in Spanish with caption translation

May 3, 12-2 pm ET


Natalia Hernandez Fajardo (Colombia, Salerno University and feminist activist)), ““Los cuerpos – territorios como política del cuidado. Explorando conexiones entre luchas populares y ontologías diversas”

Eva María Villanueva Gutiérrez (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), “Prácticas de cuidados comunitarios orientados a la alimentación en la Ciudad de México durante la pandemia”


Cristina Cielo (FLACSO Ecuador)

Holly Worthen (Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca)

This event is sponsored by CLACS (Center for Latin American and Carribean Studies)

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