Cameron Macdonald

Cameron Macdonald


Soc 120 Sociological Perspectives on American Families
Soc 475 Social Theory - Honors
Soc 475 Classical Sociological Theory
Soc 531 Women, Health, and Illness
Soc 532 Health Care Issues for Individuals, Families and Society
Soc 955 Qualitative Research Methods - Interviewing, Ethnography, and Analysis

Assistant Professor of Sociology
8135 Sewell Social Sciences
(608) 261-1031
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Office Hours: TR 2:30-4 (Spr'13)

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications:
Cameron Macdonald. (2011). Shadow Mothers: Nannies, Au Pairs, and the Micropolitics of Mothering, University of California Press.

Cameron Macdonald. (2009) "What’s Culture Got to Do with It? Mothering Ideologies as Barriers to Gender Equity," in Gender Equality: Transforming Family Divisions of Labor. Janet C. Gornick and Marcia K. Meyers, eds. London: Verso.

Cameron Macdonald and Marek Korczinski, eds. (2008) Service Work: Critical Perspectives, New York and London: Routledge.

Ph.D. Brandeis University

Departmental Areas of Interest:
Aging and the Life Course
General Social Theory
Medical Sociology
Organizational and Occupational Analysis
Qualitative Methods
Social Psychology and Microsociology

Center for Demography of Health and Aging
Gender & Women's Studies Department
Gender Program
Havens Center
Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
Paul Carbone Cancer Center
Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program

Research Interest Statement:
Cameron Macdonald is a Sociologist of Families, Gender and Medicine, whose research focuses on the public/private intersections of Care Work: the blurry line between paid and unpaid labor in caring for children, the sick, and the elderly. Her forthcoming book, Shadow Mothers: Nannies, au pairs, and the Micropolitics of Mothering explores how class, ethnicity and mothering norms shape the division of labor between working mothers and their childcare providers. She has also edited two anthologies on service sector workers. Her current research projects on healthcare offloading study how cost-cutting by third-party-payers creates new demands for family members to provide complex nursing care in the home with little or no support. In addition to serving on the faculty of the Sociology Department, she is an NIH-sponsored scholar in the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, with a research home in the UW Carbone Cancer Center.