IAS/SIR Speaker Series: Making Motherhood Work, How Women Manage Careers and Caregiving

Professor Caitlyn Collins, Department of Sociology, Washington University


Join us as Professor Caitlyn Collins discusses her newly published book.

Taken from her website: I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis. My research examines the production and consequences of social inequality. I use qualitative methods to understand gender inequality in the workplace and in family life.

My current project is a cross-national interview study of 135 working mothers in Sweden, Germany, Italy, and the United States. These four countries offer distinct policy approaches to reconciling the work-family conflict. I examine how different ideals of gender, motherhood, and employment are embedded in these policies, and how they shape the daily lives of working mothers in these countries.

Please click here to visit Caitlyn Collin's website and read about the book.