— M.A., University of Texas at Austin
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Caity is a fourth-year PhD student in the Department of Sociology. She is interested in qualitative studies of gender, families, and work, both in the U.S. and abroad.
Her dissertation is a comparative study of working mothers' experiences in Germany, Sweden, Italy, and the United States. Specifically, she examines how working mothers negotiate the constraints and opportunities facing them daily as they balance motherhood and employment, given different work-family policy regimes. She uses in-depth interviews to highlight the promise and limits of work-family policy for achieving gender equality.
She conducted interviews during summers 2011 and 2012 in Stuttgart and Munich, Germany, and summer 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden. Caity is extending this project to Rome, Italy during summer 2014.
Caity served as a visiting researcher at the Linnaeus Center for Social Policy and Family Dynamics in Europe (SPaDE) at Stockholm University in Stockholm, Sweden, and at the Institute for Family-Focused Research and Policy Services (FamilienForschung) in Stuttgart, Germany. She has a BA in Sociology from Whitman College, and taught English in Spain, Honduras, and India before starting graduate school at UT in 2010.