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 […]
Please join us in congratulating Christin Munsch, who has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure, and Laura Bunyan, who has been promoted to Associate Professor in Residence!
Check out Sociology Assistant Professor Laura Mauldin’s recent article in Caring Across Generations titled “‘If he gets COVID, it’s over’: I talked to spousal caregivers during COVID, here’s what I’ve learned.” The article talks about the stress spousal caregivers are faced with due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ***Excerpt from Article*** “Family caregivers are everywhere. The latest […]
Read Assistant Professor Laura Mauldin’s two post series in Scatterplot, the Sociology blog, on doing qualitative research during COVID19. Post 1: Taking Care of Each Other “During COVID19, qualitative researchers are having to improvise and use all kinds of new strategies for doing fieldwork. I’ll focus on some of mechanics of these strategies in part […]
In “Support Mechanism” published in Real Life, Assistant Professor Laura Mauldin discusses the technological innovations in healthcare that overlook “[t]he expertise of caregivers, alongside their ill or disabled partner.” This article is part of Laura’s research for a new book that centers stories of spousal caregiving in the context of illness, disability, and aging, supported […]
Congratulations to Laura Mauldin, winner of an SSRC Rapid-Response to Covid19 and the Social Sciences Grant! From a pool of over 1300 applicants, 62 projects were selected that address the social, economic, cultural, psychological, and political impact of Covid-19 in the United States and globally, as well as responses to the pandemic’s wide-ranging effects. Abstract […]
Laura Mauldin was the lead author on Disability as an Axis of Inequality: A Pandemic Illustration (Disability in Society) as part of the ASA Footnotes special issue on COVID19. “In summary, based on their social position and taken-for-granted ideologies that they are disposable and less worthy, disabled people are at increased risk for exposure to the virus […]