Care Work as a Form and Framework of Interpersonal and Institutional Resistance

Date / Time

November 17, 2022

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Join the Institute for Research on Race and Public PolicyGender and Women’s Studiesthe Department of Disability and Human Development and Gallery 400 for our virtual Fall Intracollege Lunchtime Lecture, which features four UIC scholars who study the topic of care work with various approaches and brings together those who are interested in care studies at UIC and beyond. Care has been a long-term focus of study and analytical framework for gender, labor and disability studies (among others). The COVID-19 crises led more scholars to engage with its potential not only at the interpersonal level but also in its capacity to transform how our institutions and society are set up. UIC has been an incubator for care studies with scholars studying movements for social justice by domestic workers as well as disabled people.

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Panelists are:
Jaira Harrington, Black Studies
Comparative Care: The Racialized Politics of Domestic Work in Brazil

Maria Eugenia Lopez Garcia, Museum and Exhibition Studies
Not One of the Family: Domestic Work, Unpaid Care, and the Politics of Visibility

Akemi Nishida, Disability and Human Development & Gender and Women’s Studies
Relational Analysis of Care: Entanglements of Care In/justice for Care Workers and Care Recipients

Anna Guevarra, Global Asian Studies
From Essential Workers to Robot Nurses: the Invisibilization and Automation of Carework

About the Series: IRRPP’s Intracollege Lunchtime Lecture Series provides brief but substantive overviews of the research on race, ethnicity, and public policy being produced by UIC scholars and funded by IRRPP. The panelists will discuss their projects, explore the connections between them, and use their work as a way to interrogate the themes in race research that cut across disciplinary lines.

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