Publications Related to Gender Equity and Caregiving


Gumbs, Alexis Pauline., Martens, China, Williams, Mai’a, editors.  Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines. PM Press, 2016.

Journal Articles

Alon, T., Doepke, M., Olmstead-Rumsey, J., & Tertilt, M. (2020). The impact of COVID-19 on gender equality. The National Bureau of Economic Research. 1-39.

Andrew, A., Cattan, S., Costa Dias, M., Farquharson, C., Kraftman, L., Krutikova, S., Phimister, A., Sevilla, A. (2020). How are mothers and fathers balancing work and family under lockdown? The Institute for Fiscal Studies.

Deryugina, T., Shurchkov, O., & Stearns, J. E. (2021.) Covid-19 Disruptions Disproportionately Affect Female Academics. National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Working Paper Series.

Fulweiler, R. W.Davies, S. W., Biddle, J. F., Burgin, A. J., Cooperdock, E. H. G.,…Ziegler, M. (2021.) Rebuild the Academy: Supporting Academic Mothers During COVID-19 and Beyond. PLOS Biology.

Hardy, Elle. Here’s why COVID-19 threatens to set back women in STEM. Create, 23 Jun. 2020.

Johnston, E., Barnett, A., Bhaskaran, M., Broadfoot, L…Toner, M. (2020). The impact of COVID-19 on women in the STEM workforce. Australian Academy of Science.

Kreeger, P. K., Brock, A., Gibbs, H. C., Grande-Allen, K. J., Huang, A. H., Masters, K. S., Rangamani, P., Reagan, M. R., & Servoss, S. L.  (2020). Ten simple rules for women principal investigators during a pandemic. PLOS Computational Biology.

Malisch, J.L., Harris, B.N., Sherrer, S.M., Lewis, K.A., Shepherd, SL,…Deitloff, J. (2020). Opinion: In the wake of COVID-19, academia needs new solutions to ensure gender equity. PNAS, (27), 15378-81.

Menardi, E. & Frank Fox, M. (2020). Reflections on Advancement of Faculty: Issues and Solutions. Georgia Tech ADVANCE Program.

Muller, J. E. & Nathan, D. G. (2020). Challenges for the Female Academic During the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Lancet, 1968-70.

Pinho-Gomes, A.C., Peters, S., Thompson, K., Hockham, C., Ripullone, K., Woodward, M., Carcel, C. (2020). Where are the women? Gender inequalities in COVID-19 research authorship. BMJ Global Health, 5.

Schneider, M.C., Graham, L., Hornstein, A.S., LaRiviere, K.J., Muldoon, K.M., Shepherd, S.L., & Wagner, R. (2021). “Caregiving, Disability and Gender in Academia in the Time of COVID-19.” ADVANCE Journal, 2(3).

Viglione, G. (2020). Are women publishing less during the pandemic? Here’s what the data say. Nature, 581, 365-6.

Magazine Articles

Is COVID-19 widening the gender gap in academic medicine?Science Daily, 9 Jul. 2020.

500 Women Scientists. “Scientist Mothers Face Extra Challenges in the Face of COVID-19.” Scientific American, 7 May 2020.

Baker, Kelly J. “Contingency and Gender.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, 24 Apr. 2015.

Bray, Sarah. “Ensuring the pandemic doesn’t negatively impact women in STEM, especially those of color (opinion).” Inside Higher Ed, 13 May 2020.

Cohen, Patricia; Hsu, Tiffany. “Pandemic Could Scare a Generation of Working Mothers.” New York Times, 3 Jun. 2020.

Dorking, Marie Claire. “New statistics reveal just how hard the coronavirus pandemic has hit working parents.”  Yahoo Life, 28 Jul. 2020.

Ferrara, Enrica Maria. “The ‘baby penalty’ was not born with the coronavirus.” Times Higher Education, 9 Aug. 2020.

Flaherty, Colleen. “Babar in the Room.” Inside Higher Ed, 11 Aug. 2020.

Flaherty, Colleen. “No Room of One’s Own:  Early Journal Submission Data Suggest COVID-19 Is Tanking Women’s Research Productivity,Inside Higher Ed, 21 Apr. 2020.

Flaherty, Colleen. “Women Are Falling Behind.” Inside Higher Ed, 20 Oct 2020.

Flaherty, Colleen. “Where Caregiving and Gender Intersect.” Inside Higher Ed, 31 Mar 2021.

Gewin, Virginia. “Pandemic Burnout is Rampant in Academia.” Nature, 15 Mar 2021.

Goodwin, Stephanie A. and Mitchneck, Beth. “STEM Equity and Inclusion (Un)Interrupted?Inside Higher Ed, 13 May, 2020.

Grose, Jessica. “America’s Mothers Are in Crisis. Is anyone listening to them?” New York Times, 4 Feb 2021. [This article is part of “The Primal Scream,” a series that examines the pandemic’s effect on working mothers in America.]

Herken, Olivia. “Single mom graduating from UW-L this weekend hopes to create a ripple from the support she received.” La Crosse Tribune, 19 Dec. 2020.

Hinga, Allie. “‘Balancing act’ for tri-state moms during pandemic.” Telegraph Herald, 9 May 2021.

Hutchinson, Yolande. “Pandemic Risks Wiping Out Hard-won Gains by Women in STEM.”, 22 May 2020.

Kantrowitz, Rachel. “Childcare and COVID-19: What parents are facing and what employers can do about it.” Medium, 20 Aug 20.

Kim, Joshua. “ How COVID-19 Will Change Academic Parenting.” Inside Higher Ed, 1 Oct 2020.

Kim, Stephanie and Wilson, Zach. “How COVID-19 Is Forcing The U.S. To Face Its Child Care Crisis.” WBEZ, 3 Dec. 2020.

Kramer, Jillian. “Women in Science May Suffer Lasting Career Damage from COVID-19.” Scientific American, 12 Aug. 2020.

Lim, XiaoZhi.  “Do we know enough about the safety of quat disinfectants?Chemical & Engineering News, 1 Aug. 2020.

Mangan, Katherine. “Fall’s Looming Child-Care Crisis.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, 3 Aug. 2020.

McNulty Stephanie; Meyers, Gretchen. “Seeing Clearly the Blurred Boundaries.” Inside Higher Ed, 12 Mar 2021.

Mickey, Ethel L.; Clark, Dessie; and Misra, Joya.”Measures to Support Faculty During COVID-19.Inside Higher Ed, 4 Sept. 2020.

Misra, Joya; Clark, Dessie; & Mickey, Ethel L. “Keeping COVID-19 From Sidelining Equity.” Inside Higher Ed, 10 Feb. 2021.

Misra, Joya; Kanelee, Ember Skye; and Mickey, Ethel L. “Institutional Approaches to Mentoring Faculty Colleagues.” Inside Higher Ed, 18 Mar 2021.

Mizan, Nusaiba. “Labor Day: Caregivers in the home are taking on more work, new obligations due to the pandemic,” Green Bay Gazette, 7 Sept. 2020.

Mizan, Nusaiba. “‘Child care is a workforce development issue’: How Wisconsin companies are meeting child care needs to retain workers.” Green Bay Press-Gazette, 30 Nov. 2020.

Moodley, Keymanthri and Gouws, Amanda. “How Women in Academia Are Feeling the Brunt of COVID-19.” The Conversation, 7 Aug. 2020.

Pandemic lockdown holding back female academics, data show.” Times Higher Education. (login required to access article)

Peck, Emily. Policymakers Used to Ignore Child Care. Then Came the Pandemic.” New York Times, 9 May 2021.

Pettit, Emma. “Covid-19 Has Robbed Faculty Parents of Time for Research. Especially Mothers.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, 25 Jan 2021.

Powers, Lindsay. “You want parents to teach kids amid the coronavirus pandemic this fall? Pay us.” Yahoo Life, 11 Aug. 2020.

Shalaby, Marwa. “Gender, COVID and Faculty Service.” Inside Higher Ed, 18 Dec. 2020.

Thiel, Abriela. Women Face Additional Challenges Balancing Work, Home Life Amid Pandemic.” The Badger Herald, 3 Dec 2020.

Yourkavitch, Jennifer; Chetwynd, Ellen; Hall Smith, Paige. “Recommendations and Considerations for the Use and Cleaning of Lactation Rooms During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Department of Public Health Education at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, 23 Aug 2020.

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