Kim Price-Glynn

Associate Professor of Sociology and Urban and Community Studies (Hartford and Storrs)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2002-2004, T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard University

Ph.D., 2003, University of Massachusetts – Amherst
M.A., 2001, University of Massachusetts – Amherst
B.A., 1994, Ohio Wesleyan


Kim Price-Glynn is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Connecticut, Hartford and Storrs campuses; she is affiliated with the Urban and Community Studies program on the Hartford campus.  She joined the faculty at the University of Connecticut in the fall of 2004 after completing her doctorate in sociology at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Harvard School of Public Health.  In 2010, she was the inaugural recipient of the University of Connecticut College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching.


My current research focuses on paid and unpaid carework, in particular non-familial and collective care solutions.  Far too often, we see United States families in individualized terms.  Family care is seen as a private success or struggle. However, we know that families rarely (if ever) exist in isolation.  In Communities of Care, I explore the social organization – the structure, ideology and practices – of two parenting networks.  These organizations demonstrate both barriers and solutions to more equitable and transformative care practices. 

My past research has addressed diverse organizational settings including strip clubs, nursing homes, and home health care.  My book, Strip Club: Gender, Power and Sex Work (NYU Press, 2010), examined the processes through which men and women wield, negotiate, and contest power in a gendered organization.  I have also published with Gender & Society; Journal of Nursing Education; Sociology of Health & Illness; Research in the Sociology of Health Care; and Work, Employment & Society as well as other journals and the edited volume, Caring on the Clock.  My publications use multiple methodologies, incorporating qualitative and quantitative methods, including interviews, observations, content and survey analysis.


I co-chair The Carework Network Steering Committee (2019-present) with Amy Armenia (Sociology, Rollins College).  The Carework Network is an international organization of researchers, policymakers, and advocates involved in various domains of carework.  The Carework Network hosts a biennial summit, last held in Toronto (2019) where our group assembled 220 attendees, representing 16 countries and six continents.  Our next summit will be in Costa Rica (2021).

I co-chair The Wood/Raith Living Trust (2018-present) with Vicki Magley (Psychology, UCONN).  The Wood/Raith Living Trust is named for Audrey Wood (UCONN graduate, class of 1947) and Edeltraut Raith.  Wood and Raith generously gifted the University of Connecticut funds for the study of gender identity.  Over the past two years, we have awarded 25 UCONN Summer Research Fellowships of $4000 each to graduate students across 12 departments.


Contact Information
Curriculum Vitae Kim-Price-Glynn-CV_10.2019
Office LocationHartford Campus: Hartford Times Building 511
Storrs Campus: Manchester Hall 110
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