- 65800 Adoption, Fosterage, Culture, and Context
Lecturer, Loyola University
Lecturer, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Teaching Consultant, Northwestern University
Lecturer, Northwestern University
Lecturer, Elmhurst College
Lecturer, University of Wisconsin - Parkside
Fields of special interest
- Anthropology of social work and social service administration
- Bureaucracy, audit filing, clinical and organizational ethnography,
- Childhood and adolescence
- Family and home
Publications or presentations
2015 From Cavil to Gavel: Reproducing Records and Negotiating Legality in Child Welfare Hearings. Presented at the American Ethnological Society Meeting. San Diego, California and the Central States Anthropology Society Meeting. St. Paul, Minnesota.
2014 “The States My Daddy”: the Exclusionary Force of Documents in the U.S. Foster Care System. Presented at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C.
2014 Documentary Economies: Paperwork as Fostering in U.S. Child Welfare. Presented at the Society for Cultural Anthropology Meeting. Detroit, Michigan.
2014 Privileged and Confidential: The Evidentiary Value of Foster Care Case Files. Presented at the Central States Anthropology Society Meeting. Normal, Illinois.
2013 Fostering Futures: States of Care Outside the Family in the United States. Presented at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois.
2013 Artifactual Lives: Managing Cases & Identity in Foster Care. Presented at the Society for Psychological Anthropology and the Anthropology of Youth and Children Interest Group Conference. San Diego, California.