Month: April 2021

Laura Mauldin: Humanities Institute Fellow

Congratulations to Associate Professor of Human Development & Family Sciences and Women’s Gender & Sexuality Studies/Sociology Laura Mauldin for being selected as a faculty fellow for the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute (UCHI). “For All We Care” is a book project based on the stories of spousal/partner caregivers who everyday provide extraordinary care to their partners despite near total abandonment from the state. Mauldin uses interviews with dozens of spousal caregivers across the country, as well as her own experience, to reveal the realities of this untenable arrangement.


For more information check out the article "20th Class of Humanities Institute Fellows Pursue Wide Range of Scholarship
" published on UConn Today.

Congratulations 2021 Alpha Kappa Delta Inductees!

Congratulations to the 2021 Alpha Kappa Delta inductees!

  • Archana Ajay
  • Kayla Crucetts
  • Lyndall Goudemond
  • Jordan Kubik
  • Samantha Stuyniski

Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) is the International Sociology Honor Society. AKD was founded in 1920 at the University of Southern California by Dr. Emory S. Bogardus and became affiliated with the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) in 1967. Alpha Kappa Delta is also affiliated with the American Sociological Association (ASA). AKD seeks to acknowledge and promote excellence in the scholarship in the study of sociology, the research of social problems, and such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to improvement in the human condition.

Kim Price-Glynn: “A ‘Care’ Agenda Is Essential Policy”

Check out Associate Professor of Sociology and Urban and Community Studies, Kim Price-Glynn's recent article with Mignon Duffy titled "A 'Care' Agenda Is Essential Policy." The article discusses the push for a comprehensive care policy to those in need during the recent pandemic COVID-19.

***Excerpt from Article***

Paid care infrastructure is only one piece of the puzzle. A comprehensive care policy must also include support for unpaid caregivers, including parents, those caring for older adults, individuals with disabilities and others who need short- or long-term care. One key element is a system of paid medical and care leave for all workers that allows all to take time to care for themselves or others without losing wages or losing their jobs. Reforms that provide tax credits and Social Security buy-in for those performing unpaid care are also crucial.

The good news is that many of these provisions are on the table in a way that was unimaginable only one year ago. The prominence of care in the relief package and early appointments to key roles are promising signs that this care agenda is indeed a priority.

Phoebe Godfrey: “Social-Environmental Justice Begins with ‘Radical Self-Love'”

Read Associate Professor in Residence Phoebe Godfrey's recent article in Neighbors, "Social Environmental Justice Begins with 'Radical Self-Love.'" Citing her current Sustainable Societies course and the work of Sonya Renee Taylor, Dr. Godfrey forwards that Western culture breeds disembodiment, and "only a disembodied culture would actively, knowingly, and willingly destroy its external body, the Earth."

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