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

Human Security as a Sine Qua Non for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development in Africa

May 2019

CROP POVERTY BRIEF 50: by Ojijo Odhiambo and Fatima Umar (UNDP Nigeria Country Office).

Poverty as Ideology: Rescuing Social Justice from Global Development Agendas

14 May 2019 | Bergen Global

LITERARY SALON: Andrew Fischer, winner of the International Studies in Poverty Prize awarded by CROP and Zed Books.

Organisational Changes at the CROP Secretariat

1 December 2018

The University of Bergen (UiB) and the International Science Council (ISC) have announced organisational changes at the CROP Secretariat.

News from CROPNET

World Science Forum 2019

20-23 November, 2019 | Budapest, Hungary

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: "Science, Ethics and Responsibility" (deadline 10 April).

Bergen Summer Research School

17-27 June 2019 | University of Bergen

BSRS 2019 offers a series of parallel multidisciplinary working groups with top international lecturers, and cutting-edge keynotes to help you make your research play a role for a sustainable future.

Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy?

25-26 June 2019 | Geneva, Switzerland