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

24 August 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 One or two presenters share original unpublished papers beforehand and two respondents offer insights and reflections.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

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), “Caring for Caregivers: Filipina/o Migrant Care Workers Building Communities of Care in the COVID-19 Pandemic”


Anju Paul (New York University Abu Dhabi)

Pallavi Banerjee (University of Calgary)

Carcerality & Care

November 17, 12-2pm ET


Joseph Hiller (Duke University), “Entre Las Chicas: Care, Abandonment, and Insistence 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)


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), “Promiscuous and Anti-prophylactic Ethics of Care Among HIV+ Gay and Trans Activists in Turkey”

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 (The Federal University of Minas Gerais)

Pete Sigal (Duke University)

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, “The Changing Face of Professional Care Work for Disabled African Americans from Reconstruction through Desegregation”

André Marega Pinhel, “Communities of Care and Racial Inequities: The Relationship between Pressure Groups and State Action in the Design of Racially Focused Health Policies”


Mairead Sullivan (Loyola Marymount University)

LaTonya Trotter (University of Washington)

Community Economies

April 18, 6-7.30 pm ET

April 19, 10-11-30 am ET


Alioscia Castronovo (National University of Colombia 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”


Kelly Dombroski (Massey University)

AbdouMaliq Simone (University of Sheffield)

Women’s Collectives

May 3, 12-2 pm ET


Natalia Hernandez Fajardo (Colombia, Independent researcher and feminist activist), “Cuerpo-territorio y formas de cuidado en la experiencia de mujeres migrantes de la comunidad Emberá Katio en Bogotá”

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”



Holly Worthen (Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca)

If you are interested in joining the seminars, write to

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *