Advancing the Work/Life Field: Policy and Practice in the Time of COVID-19

2021 Virtual CUWFA Conference
Friday, January 29, 2020 - 1:00 – 3:00 pm EST
Featuring Keynote Speaker Caitlyn Collins

CUWFA is pleased to welcome Caitlyn Collins, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Washington University in St. Louis, to join our members in a conversation about the current state of family supportive policies in the United States. 

Professor Collins will discuss her latest research in the context of COVID-19 and share her expertise and insights on how we can work together across our colleges and universities to advocate for stronger supports for working families.  We encourage you to read her contribution to Harvard Business Review’s Big Idea Series and come with your questions.

Professor Collins’ keynote address and Q&A will be followed by breakout sessions to enable participants to dig deeper into current top-of-mind issues and engage in a meaningful exchange of ideas among colleagues.

Registration is open

  • CUWFA Member: Free
  • Non-Member: $25.00

About the Keynote Speaker

Caitlyn CollinsCaitlyn Collins is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research examines the production and consequences of social inequality. She uses qualitative methods to understand gender inequality in the workplace and in family life.

Professor Collins’ book, Making Motherhood Work: How Women Manage Careers and Caregiving, published in 2019, is based on her 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 work-family conflict. In her book, she examines 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.