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Cameron Macdonald
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin

Cameron Macdonald is a Sociologist of Families, Gender and Medicine, whose research focuses on the public/private intersections of Care Work: the blurry line between paid and unpaid labor in caring for children, the sick, and the elderly. Her forthcoming book, Shadow Mothers: Nannies, au pairs, and the Micropolitics of Mothering explores how class, ethnicity and mothering norms shape the division of labor between working mothers and their childcare providers. She has also edited two anthologies on service sector workers. Her current research projects on healthcare offloading study how cost-cutting by third-party-payers creates new demands for family members to provide complex nursing care in the home with little or no support. In addition to serving on the faculty of the Sociology Department, she is an NIH-sponsored scholar in the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, with a research home in the UW Carbone Cancer Center.

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