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Mignon Duffy

Mignon Duffy
Mignon C. DuffyChair of Sociology, Associate Professor
  • CollegeCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • DepartmentSociology
  • Phone(978) 934-4329
  • EmailMignon_Duffy@uml.edu

Research Interests

Methods and social policy

Intersections of gender, race, and class, labor market inequalities, care work, families and education.

Education

  • Ph D: Joint Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy, (2004), Brandeis University - Heller School for Social Policy - Waltham, MA
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: "One Hundred Years of Buying Care: Gender, Race, and Market Carework in the Twentieth Century"
  • MA: Social Policy, (2001), Brandeis University - Waltham, MA
  • BA: Social Stratification, (1992), Washington University - St. Louis, MO

Awards and Honors

  • FAHSS College Service-Learning Award (2013)
  • Omnicron Delta Kappa (2012), Leadership
  • Student Government Association Teaching Excellence Award (2010), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Department of Sociology Teaching Award (2008), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Carework Network Graduate Student Paper Prize (2004), Scholarship/Research
  • University Prize Instructorship (2004), Teaching - Brandeis University
  • Missy Carter Doctoral Dissertation Award (2003), Scholarship/Research
  • Phi Beta Kappa (1992)
  • George E. Mylonas Scholarship in the Humanities (1988), Scholarship/Research

Publications

  • Duffy, M.C., Armenia, A., Stacey, C. (2015) "Caring on the Clock: The Complexities and Contradictions of Paid Care Work," Rutgers University Press
  • Duffy, M.C. (2014) "For Love and Money: Care Provision in the United States/Beyond Caring Labour to Provisioning Work/Care Work and Class: Domestic Workers’ Struggle for Equal Rights in Latin America.," Signs: Journal of Women in Culture & Society 39:4 pp. 1038 - 1045
  • Duffy, M.C. (2013) "Opportunity Denied: Limiting Black Women to Devalued Work.," American Journal of Sociology 118:4 pp. 1129 - 1131
  • Duffy, M.C., Albelda, R. (U Mass Boston), Hammonds, C. (Brandeis University) (2013) "Counting Care Work: The Empirical and Policy Applications of Care Theory," Social Problems 60:2 pp. 145-167
  • Duffy, M.C. (2011) "Making care count: a century of gender, race, and paid care work," Making care count: a century of gender, race, and paid care work pp. 0-0
  • Duffy, M.C. (2010) ""We are the Union": Care Work, Unions, and Social Movements," Humanity and Society 34:2 pp. 125-140
  • Albelda, R., Duffy, M.C., Folbre, N., Hammonds, C., Suh, J. (2010) "Placing a Value on Care Work," Communities & Banking 21:1 pp. 6-9
  • Hansen, K.V., Duffy, M.C. (2008) "Mapping The Dispossession: Scandinavian Homesteading At Fort Totten, 1900-1930," Great Plains Research 18:1 pp. 67-80
  • Duffy, M.C. (2008) "Welfare Discipline: Discourse, Governance, and Globalization," Humanity and Society 32:1 pp. 94-96
  • Duffy, M.C. (2007) "Doing the Dirty Work: Gender, Race, and Reproductive Labor in Historical Perspective," Gender & Society 21:3 pp. 313-336
  • Hansen, K., Duffy, M.C. (2007) "Mapping the Ethnic Mosaic: Landowning at Spirit Lake, 1900-1930," Conference Papers -- American Sociological Association pp. 1
  • Duffy, M.C. (2005) "Reproducing labor inequalities: Challenges for feminists conceptualizing care at the intersections of gender, race, and class," Gender & Society 19:1 pp. 66-82

Presentations

  • ÒWork and Gender InequalityÓ - ÒFeminist Critiques of American SocietyÓ, - Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
  • ÒUnderstanding Paid Care WorkÓ - ÒGender, Work and Public PolicyÓ, - University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts
  • , 2012 - New York, New York
  • ÒEngaging in Interdisciplinary ResearchÓ - Doctoral Seminar in Nursing, 2012 - University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts
  • - Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, 2012 - New York, New York
  • ÒChild Care Crisis? Framing the ProblemÓ - Work Family Researchers Network Roundtable, 2012 - New York, New York
  • ÒCarework as the Intersections of Work and FamilyÓ - ÒCarework and InequalityÓ, 2012 - Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts
  • ÒAn Occupation Reborn? Domestic Service at the Dawn of the Twenty-First CenturyÓ - American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, 2011 - Las Vegas, Nevada
  • ÒPaid Care Work: WomenÕs Work Then and NowÓ - Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, 2010 - Boston, Massachusetts
  • - FAHSS Division Meeting, 2010 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • ÒNot Just in Social Problems Courses: Social Justice, Reflexivity, and Teaching Research MethodsÓ - Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting, 2010 - Atlanta, GA
  • ÒTaking Care: Why Paid Care Matters to Our Bodies, Our Minds and Our EconomyÓ - Springfield College Annual Social Science Lecture, 2010 - Springfield, MA
  • ÒEthics in the Discipline of SociologyÓ - Honors Seminar, 2009 - University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts
  • ÒDid Serfdom Save the WomenÕs Movement?Ó - International Carework Conference, 2009 - San Francisco, CA
  • ÒPublic Sociologies in Practice: How Teaching Research Methods Engages Our StudentsÓ - Association for Humanist Sociology Annual Meeting, 2008 - Boston, MA
  • ÒA Sociological Perspective on CareÓ - Honors Seminar, 2008 - University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts
  • - Racialized Ideologies and Carework, 2008 - Boston, Massachusetts
  • ÒThe Care Work DebatesÓ - ÒFamilies and the EconomyÓ, 2008 - Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
  • ÒA Sociological Perspective on WorkÓ - ÒFuture of WorkÓ, 2008 - University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts
  • ÒMapping the Ethnic Mosaic: Landowning at Spirit Lake, 1900-1930Ó - American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, 2007 - New York, New York
  • ÒCreating a Care Movement: Bringing Together Vision and StrategyÓ - Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, 2007 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • ÒCan Quantitative Methods be Feminist?Ó - ÒWomenÕs Studies Research MethodsÓ, 2007 - Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
  • - Gender Studies Symposium, 2006 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • - Organizing a Divided Labor Market: Challenges for Academics and Organizers, 2006 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • ÒThe History of the Global Care Chain: Immigrant Caring Labor in the United StatesÓ - Social Sciences History Association Annual Meeting, 2006 - Minneapolis, MN
  • ÒRacial Inequalities in Paid Care Work: An Historical PerspectiveÓ - American Sociological Association Annual meeting, 2005 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • - Conference on Caring Labor, 2005 - Seattle, Washington
  • ÒOrganizing a Divided Labor Market: Occupational Mobility and the Road to SustainabilityÓ - Conference on Sustainable Jobs, Sustainable Workplaces, 2005 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • ÒThe Racialization of Low-Wage Care: Not Only a WomenÕs IssueÓ - International Carework Conference, 2004 - San Francisco, CA
  • ÒRace, Gender, and Low-Wage Work: Two Perspectives on Care" - American Sociological Association, 2003 - Atlanta, GA
  • ÒUsing the Census in Historical ResearchÓ - ÒHistorical and Comparative MethodsÓ, 2003 - Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
  • ÒMaking a Space for Interdisciplinary Feminist Approaches to Social ResearchÓ - Feminist Graduate Student Association Conference, 1999 - Austin, TX
  • ÒThe Destiny of Biology: An Exploration of the Relationship between Biological Reproduction and Parenting Care among Lesbian Couples.Ó - International Carework Conference, 1999 - Washington, D.C.

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • University of Massachusetts Healy Grant (2012), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Duffy, M. (Co-Principal)
  • (2011), Grant - University of Massachusetts Creative Economy Initiative
    Duffy, M.
  • Learn and Serve Grant (2010), Grant -
    Duffy, M.
  • (2008), - University of Massachusetts Creative Economy Initiative
    Duffy, M. (Principal), Folbre, N., Albelda, R.
  • (2007), Grant - University Research and Scholarship Council
    Duffy, M.
  • Gender Studies Teaching Fellowship (2005), Fellowship -
    Duffy, M.
  • Brandeis University Dissertation Year Fellowship (2003), Fellowship - Brandeis University
    Duffy, M.
  • Shapiro Fellowship (1998), Fellowship -
    Duffy, M.