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Syracuse University

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Syracuse University
Professor, Sociology

Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence
Faculty Affiliate, Aging Studies Institute
Aging Studies Institute
Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

Degree

Ph.D., Florida State University, 1991

Specialties

Social Policy, Aging, Gender, Life Course

Courses

Fall 2018

SOC 102.005 Social Problems, TuTh 9:30-10:50, Newhouse 1 409
SOC 102.001 Social Problems, TuTh 12:30-1:50, Crouse-Hinds 101

Biography

Madonna Harrington Meyer is the Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence, and Faculty Affiliate at the Aging Studies Institute. Madonna is co-editor, with Ynesse Abdul-Malak, of Grandparenting in the United States (2016). She is co-editor with Elizabeth Daniele of Gerontology: Changes, Challenges, and Solutions (2016). Madonna is author of Grandmothers at Work: Juggling Families and Jobs (2014), and co-author of Market Friendly or Family Friendly? The State and Gender Inequality in Old Age (2007), both of which won the Gerontological Society of America’s Kalish Book Award. She is editor of Care Work: Gender, Labor, and the Welfare State (2000), and co-editor, with Jennifer Karas Montez, of the Baywood Society and Aging Series. In 2016, she was named winner of the American Sociological Association (ASA) Section on Aging and the Life Course (SALC) Matilda White Riley Distinguished Scholar Award. Full Biography

Publications

Selected Papers

Research Interests

Areas of Specialization

Social Policy, Aging, Gender, Life Course

Current Research

Grandparenting

Care Work

Older Women and Social Security

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