Hot off the Press Faculty Publications
ROLE MODELING RESPONSIBILITY
Dr. Randles has published another excellent article on "responsible fatherhood" programs in the US, showing how discourses of what she calls "paternal essentiality" both individualize the problem of fatherlessness among low-income men of color as well as promoting masculininist and heteronormative understandings of fathers unique capacities as men.
FOOD AND HUNGER
Dr. Myers has published a book chapter on the state of food and hunger in the U.S., which investigates how the structural conditions of the economy, the welfare state, and the food system produce hunger as a normal outcome of how society distributes income and therefore access to food.
Faculty Shaping Public Debate
DADS AND DIAPER ADS: A TOUGH GENDER TEST
Dr. Randles analyses how two different diaper ads convey different meanings of fatherhood and men’s relationships to their children, yet how both are consistent with conventional meanings of gender and family.
DIAPERS, DEPRESSION AND GENDER MATTER FOR SOCIAL POLICY
What do diapers, depression, and mothers have in common? Dr. Randles discusses how the lack of diapers and the struggles to obtain diapers becomes a crisis for working class parents that can trigger psychological stress, perhaps even postpartum depression.
FRESNO'S MASON-DIXON LINE
Dr. Jendian and Dr. Crowell are interviewed in this fascinating article addressing the history and ongoing legacy of racial segregation and redlining in Fresno, focusing specifically on the policies and practices that created the West Fresno of today.
THE DIAPER DILEMMA
On this episode of the Scholars Strategy Network, Dr. Randles discusses that for 1 in 3 mothers diapers are just too expensive to always have on hand and lays out this diaper dilemma, how it affects America’s families, and what policies can be put in place to help solve the problem.
POLICY PROPOSAL: REDUCE DIAPER NEED AMONG FAMILIES IN POVERTY
Dr. Randles makes a case for why public grants to support diaper banks and diaper vouchers for families receiving welfare cash aid or food assistance would help struggling parents provide a basic need of early childhood and improve parental mental health and children’s well-being.