First, I’d like to accept responsibility for climate change. It seems everywhere I travel this week, snow follows. At least this week I am at UW-Madison where snow is evidence of normal weather patterns, unlike the U.S. South.
I have mentioned my study of for-profit students. I spent about a year interviewing students at for-profit colleges across degree level, race, gender, and class.
One of my guiding questions for that research is, “does race matter to for-profit college enrollment?”
I discussed some of those findings at Duke this week.
I extend that analysis to the ways in which race matters — particularly through gender and gendered parental status. Basically, I examine motherhood and racialized differences in social expectations of mothers as part of the milieu that shapes credential choices.
Which brings me back to snow and UW-Madison.
Monday at noon I will be speaking at the Race brown bag series. Tuesday at 12:30 I speak at the Politics, Culture, & Society series. My hosts at the FemSem series have gone all out. A special thank you to Myra Marx Ferree (and the SWS listserv!) for the invitation.
I packed leg-warmers and I expect them to make an appearance during the next couple of lectures. That is your final warning.