Working Papers Series

Sharing Knowledge

This virtual seminar offers researchers an opportunity to share and receive feedback on article- and chapter-length works in progress.  For each meeting, one or two authors will circulate their work a week before the seminar, and two commenters will lead off the seminar before opening up discussion.  These seminars are free and open to anyone who would like to participate.  Participants must register in advance to receive copies of the papers, sending an email to

Schedule for Fall 2022

September 16, 2022, 11AM EDT 

Samia Akhter-Kahn, "Unpaid productive activities and loneliness in later life: Results from the Indonesian Family Life Survey (2000-2014)"

André Pinhel, "Racial Classification Categories and Health Inequities Studies in Brazil and USA"

Commented by Anne Allison and Deborah Jenson


October 14, 2022, 11AM EDT

Shiba Desor, "Caring for More-Than Human Worlds: Rewards, Strains, Infrastructures"

Commented by R. Umamaheshwari  and Suzanne Bergeron


October 28, 2022, 4PM EDT 

Kerry Woodward, "Touching, Feeling, Caring vegetable farming"

Commented by Saskia Cornes and Christian Cunningham Lentz

November 4, 2022, 11 AM EDT 

Heather Berg, "“If You’re Going to Be Beautiful, You Better Be Dangerous”:  Sex Worker Community Defense and the Search for a Useable Past."

Cinnamon Williams, "Home is Where the Work Is: A Reading of Skills Articles from the Third World Women’s Alliance and the Sisterhood of Black Single Mothers"

Commented by Kevin Mumford and Kathi Weeks

December 9, 2022, 11AM EDT


Maddalena Fragnito, "Care Necropolitics. And How to Dismantle the Master’s House"

Carolina Freitas, "Cleaning and conservation work and real estate valuation"

Commented by Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez and Nadya Araujo Guimarães