Chair and Associate Professor education: Phd, University of Pennsylvania phone: 573-882-0647 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Litt has recently been quoted on her research on women's networks during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath in Jezebel.com. [Read the full press release on Litt's research...]
Litt is the recipient of a Social Science Research Council (SSRC) grant for her work on African American Women's networks following Katrina. [Read the SSRC Katrina Task Force Research Bulletin.]
Jacquelyn Litt received her PhD in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. She has taught at Allegheny College and Iowa State University, and is currently Chair of the Department of Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Missouri.
For her first book, Medicalized Motherhood: Perspectives from the Lives of African-American and Jewish Women (Rutgers University Press), she won an award for outstanding scholarship on race, class, and gender from the American Sociological Association. Her second book, Global Dimensions of Gender and Carework (Stanford University Press), co-authored with Mary Zimmerman and Christine Bose, is used widely in classes in sociology and women's studies.
Litt is currently principal investigator for Mizzou ADVANCE, an $499,000 University of Missouri grant to increase the representation and advancement of women in science, technology, engineering, and math. She is currently Co-Chair of the "Social Science Research Council Network on Persons Displaced by Katrina," and is working on a new monograph, Women of Katrina: Crossing Borders, Weaving Networks, and Taking Care. Litt was also granted the "Distinguished Faculty Award" for exemplary contribution toward gender equity in education by the American Association of University Women (Iowa chapter), and "Early Excellence in Teaching" and "Master Teacher in Multicultural Education" awards, both from Iowa State University.
Litt, Jacquelyn. 2004. "Health-Related Carework in Low-Income Households: The Special Case of Special Needs Children." Gender & Society.
Bird, Sharon, Jacquelyn Litt and Yong Wang. 2004. "Creating Status of Women Reports: Institutional Housekeeping as Women's Work. Journal of the National Women's Studies Association: Special Issue on Gender and Science.
Rogers, JoAnn and Jacquelyn Litt. 2004. "Normalizing Racism: A Case Study of Motherhood in White Supremacy." In Home Grown Hate: Gender and Organized Racism. Edited by Abby Ferber. New York: Routledge Press.
Litt, Jacquelyn and Mary Zimmerman. 2003. "Gender and Carework in Global Perspective: An Introduction." Gender & Society.
Cynthia Needles Fletcher, Jan Flora, Barbara Gaddis, Mary Winter, Jacquelyn Litt. 2002. "Small Towns and Welfare Reform: Iowa Case Studies of Families and Communities." In Welfare Reform, Food Assistance, and Rural Poverty. Edited by Greg Duncan, Bruce Weber, and Leslie Whitener. UpJohn Press.
Litt, Jacquelyn. 2001. "Bringing Science to the Household." In A New Generation of Feminist Science Studies: An Anthology. Edited by Maralee Mayberry, Banu Subramaniam, and Lisa Weasel. New York: Routledge.
Litt, Jacquelyn. 2000. Medicalized Motherhood: Perspectives from the Lives of African American and Jewish Women. Rutgers University Press.
Litt, Jacquelyn, Barb Gaddis, Cindy Fletcher, and Mary Winter. 2000. "Leaving Welfare: Independence or Continued Vulnerability?" Journal of Consumer Affairs. Special Section on Welfare Reform.
Litt, Jacquelyn. 1999. "Managing the Street: African American Mothers Respond to Neighborhood Deterioration." Race, Gender, and Class.