Laura Bunyan

Laura Bunyan: “Modern Day Mary Poppins” Publishes Dec. 15

Congratulations to Assistant Professor in Residence, Laura Bunyan, whose new book Modern Day Mary Poppins: The Unintended Consequences of Nanny Work publishes December 15th.

Through the use of in-depth qualitative interviews, Modern Day Mary Poppins: The Unintended Consequences of Nanny Work examines the experiences of and relationships between nannies and their employers. Laura Bunyan uncovers the depths of caring labor while exposing the complicated nature of the relationships formed in care work and their impact on work experiences. Modern Day Mary Poppins reveals that the hiring process for nannies, the personal relationships formed between families and nannies, and work experiences are not straightforward or one-dimensional. Bunyan sheds further light on the long-term implications of early gendered work experiences, and the ways they position women to perform precarious labor.