Carolyn A Fraker

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Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • BA: Sociology, Gender and Women's Studies, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, 2007.
  • MA: Sociology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2014.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Poverty and Inequality
  • Politics of race, class, gender, and sexuality
  • Sociology of Family
  • Qualitative research methods and ethnography
Research & Professional Activities


  • Doctoral Dissertation Research: Teaching Embodied Motherhood: Poverty Interventions and the Trope of the “Good Mother"
  • Anna Welsch Bright Research Award, 2015 - 2016
  • University of Minnesota Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship, 2014 - 2015
  • Graduate Research Partnership Program, University of Minnesota, 2013
  • McKnight Faculty Summer Fellowship, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, 2011 - 2012