Activities

The Sociology of Gender Brownbag (or FemSem) meets every Thursday from 12:30 to 2pm in Social Sciences 2435 (unless otherwise noted).

Fall 2018 Calendar 

If you’d like to request a presentation date, please email Nona Gronert at gronert@wisc.edu.

January 24, 2019
  • Femsem: Annaliese Grant, "Girls Work, Too: Structures of Work for Women and Girls in Financially Unstable White Families"

    January 24, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    2435 Sewell Social Science

    "Girls Work, Too: Structures of Work for Women and Girls in Financially Unstable White Families"

    A wide range of scholarly work investigates the crucial roles women’s emotional and physical labor has in the family, with women often doing more physical tasks in the home and more emotional and unpaid labor in general. Most of this literature looks exclusively at the labor adult women engage in, assuming the traditional generationally-specific structure in which adults work and children are simply the targets and/or beneficiaries of that work. Parents work and children get cared for. However, research on low-income families suggests that a slightly different model may also exist, in which children, too, engage in family labor from ages much younger than the middle-class norm. This research looks at how work in financially unstable white families is distributed between women and girls of all ages in a family structure, and when and how girls begin performing labor in the family. To answer these questions, this research focuses on 40 interviews from mothers and their adult daughters, recounting the history of work women and girls performed inside and outside the family. With girls who begin “working” in some capacity for the family as young as 6 years old, this work hopes to make visible the kinds of labor in which girls from low-income and financially unstable families engage and perhaps point us toward a re-conception of the scope of women’s work from an intersectional perspective.

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January 31, 2019
  • Femsem: Kelsey Wright

    January 31, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    2435 Sewell Social Science

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February 7, 2019
  • Femsem

    February 7, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    2435 Sewell Social Science

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  • Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) Winter Meeting

    February 7, 2019 - February 10, 2019 @ 

    https://socwomen.org/meetings/wintermeeting2019/

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February 14, 2019
  • Femsem

    February 14, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    2435 Sewell Social Science

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