Jennifer Sherman

Jennifer Sherman

Associate Professor in Sociology / Washington State University, USA

Jennifer Sherman is a sociologist focused on poverty and inequality, particularly in rural U.S. communities.

Jennifer Sherman has an MA and PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. Her policy interests include the social safety net, family support, and education, while her research looks at the interactions of economic conditions, cultural norms, and family outcomes, particularly in rural areas. She focuses on the connections between structural conditions, cultural discourses, and family lives.

Recent Publications:

  • ‘Surviving the Great Recession: Growing Need and the Stigmatized Safety Net.’ in Social Problems, 2013.
  • ‘Social Class and Parenting: Classic Debates and New Understandings’, in Sociology Compass, 2012
  • ‘”Sending Off All Your Good Treasures”’: Rural Schools, Brain Drain, and Community Survival in the Wake of Economic Collapse’, in Journal in Research in Rural Education, 2011
  • Those Who Work, Those Who Don’t: Poverty, Morality, and Family in Rural America. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 2009




CROP News and Events

CROP-GRIP Newsletter 2019-2020

March 2020

This special issue newsletter is the final one for CROP and the first one for GRIP. It explains the transition process and provides an overview of CROP activities in 2019.

The Politics of Social Inclusion: From Knowledge to Action

15 November 2019 | UN Library, GENEVA

BOOK LAUNCH for forthcoming CROP/UNESCO publication (as part of UNRISD Seminar Series)

Putting Children First: New Frontiers in the Fight Against Child Poverty in Africa

18 October 2019 | Brighton, UK

BOOK LAUNCH and workshop at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in Brighton, UK

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