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Dawn Norris

Dawn Norris, Sociology, presented "Career Uncertainty in the Time of COVID-19" at The Actors Fund on July 15 in New York City, NY. As an invited panelist for this virtual forum (150 participants), Norris discussed applications of her research on job loss, identity, and mental health to unemployed actors during COVID-19.

Submitted on: July 16

Dawn Norris

Dawn Norris, Sociology, authored the article "COVID-19: A Threat to Jobs and Identities" in Footnotes (special COVID-19 issue) published on June 18 by American Sociological Assocation. The article examines how COVID-related job loss may affect people's identities and provides possible short-term coping strategies to help bolster identity while unemployed.

Submitted on: June 21

Tessa Bragger, Allison Gerdes and Carol Miller

Tessa Bragger, Mathematics Ed BS; Allison Gerdes, Psychology BS; and Carol Miller, Sociology; co-authored the article "Policy Point—Counterpoint: Could a Universal Childcare Policy Be Implemented to Help Working Families in the U.S.?" in the International Social Science Review published on March 27 by Pi Gamma Mu - International Honor Society in Social Sciences. In this policy point-counterpoint, the concept of universal childcare is examined through an economic lens.

Submitted on: Mar. 31

Dawn Norris

Dawn Norris, Sociology, co-authored the article "Speed Dating for Older Adults: Dismantling Stereotypes About Age and Relationships Using 'The Age of Love'" in Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology (TRAILS) published on Feb. 7 by American Sociological Association.

Submitted on: Feb. 10

Dawn Norris

Dawn Norris, Sociology, was interviewed by Meghan Rabbitt of Woman's Day on Jan. 21. The article, "How to Address Mental Health in the Workplace," published online and in print. La Crosse Channel 8, WKBT News aired a segment about the article on 1/28/2020.

Submitted on: Feb. 6