Cascading: Gender, Race and Downward Mobilities

The Cascading Workshop explores the process of falling from a particular status in ways that trigger additional declines. While fundamentally driven by an economic drop, cascading coexists with and provokes multiple losses, which can in turn become a constellation of descents—social, interpersonal, aspirational.
 
The workshop takes an intersectional lens to map the contours, causes, consequences, and meanings of downward mobilities in the U.S.  It reviews the gendered and racialized processes that affect women and men in this era of growing inequality, reinforced glass ceilings, enduring prejudice, and blocked opportunity. Because of women’s disproportionate responsibility for caregiving and the seemingly intractable gender and race segregation of the labor market, family structure and kin networks figure importantly in this puzzle. 

RELATED LECTURES

Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons 2019 Eleonor Roosevelt Lecture "She Knew Long Before of the Space In Between" Thursday Oct. 18, 2018, 5PM, International Lounge, Brandeis University

 

Claudia Goldin

Claudia Goldin, Henry Lee Professor of Economics, Harvard University

Cascading: Gender, Race and Downward Mobilities

Cascasding Members in Discussion with Arlie Hochschild 

PUBLIC LECTURES

ARLIE HOCHSCHILD, Professor Emerita, University of California at Berkeley, “The Coders of Kentucky” Thursday, April 4, 2019, 3:30-5:30pm, Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Brandeis University

CLAUDIA GOLDIN, Henry Lee Professor of Economics, Harvard University, “A Long Road: The Quest for Career and Family,” Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, 3.30-5pm, Liberman-Miller Lecture Hall, Brandeis University 

WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS

Christine Bishop
Atran Professor of Labor Economics, Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Bernadette Brooten
Myra and Robert Kraft and Jacob Hiatt Professor of Christian Studies in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies; Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Susan Eisenberg
Poet, Visual Artist, Oral Historian, WSRC Scholar
Ofa Liz Ejaife
Ph.D. Graduate Student, Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Edward J. Hackett
Vice Provost for Research and Professor at Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Melchor Hall
Core Faculty Fielding Graduate University; WSRC Scholar
Karen V. Hansen
Professor of Sociology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Director of Brandeis WSRC
Teresa Kroeger
Ph.D. Graduate Student, Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Aina Lagor
WSRC Program Coordinator
Sam Leonard
Ph.D. Graduate Student, Department of Sociology 
Marya Levenson
Harry S. Levitan Director of Teacher Education and Professor of the Practice of Education
Maria Madison
Associate Dean for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity, Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Frinde Maher
Professor Emerita of Education, Wheaton College; WSRC Scholar
Tatjana Meschede
Senior Scientist and Senior Lecturer, Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Ruth Nemzoff
Aging, Intergenerational Research, WSRC Scholar
Laurie Nsiah-Jefferson
Visiting Associate Professor UMass Boston; Visiting Scholar, Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Smriti Rao
Associate Professor of Economics and Global Studies, Assumption College; WSRC Scholar
Casey Skinner
Ph.D. Graduate Student, Department of Sociology
Mike Strand
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology