Matilda Stubbs

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Courses

  • 62400 Community Ethnography

  • 65812 Making Kin: Adoption and Fostering in a Global Perspective

 

Teaching experience

  • Teaching Fellow, Northwestern University

  • Lecturer, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

  • Lecturer, University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Lecturer, Northeastern Illinois University

  • Lecturer, Elmhurst College

  • Lecturer, University of Wisconsin - Parkside

  • Lecturer, North Central College

 

Fields of special interest

  • Child welfare, fosterage, and adoption.

  • Anthropology of social work and social service administration.

  • Bureaucracy, audit culture, clinical and organizational ethnography.

  • Ethnographic methods, including digital and sensory ethnography. 

 

Publications or presentations

  • 2018. It’s An Adjunct Life: Challenges and Opportunities in Pedagogy. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. 

  • 2017. “That’s what they came to see”: On Keeping a Record of Mental Health in Foster Care. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. 

  • 2017. The Circulation of Care: Documenting the Motion of Foster Youth. Anthropology of Youth and Children Interest Group Conference.

  • 2016. Aging Out: Emancipation from the U.S. Foster Care System. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting.

  • 2015. 'Good’ Organizational Reasons for ‘Bad’ Paperwork in the U.S. Dependency Court Hearings. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. 

  • 2015. From Cavil to Gavel: Reproducing Records and Negotiating Legality in “Children’s Court.” Central States Anthropology Society Meeting. 

  • 2015. From Cavil to Gavel: Reproducing Records and Negotiating Legality in “Children’s Court.” American Ethnological Society Meeting.  

  • 2014. “The States My Daddy”: the Exclusionary Force of Documents in U.S. Foster Care. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. 

  • 2014. Documentary Economies: Paperwork as Fostering in U.S. Child Welfare. Society for Cultural Anthropology Meeting. 

  • 2014. Privileged and Confidential: The Evidentiary Value of Foster Care Case Files. Central States Anthropology Society Meeting. 

  • 2014. Producing Records and Reproducing Subjects: the State-Formation Process of Case  Management in Foster Care. Chicago Ethnography Conference. 

  • 2013. Fostering Futures: States of Care Outside the Family in the U.S. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. 

  • 2013. Artifactual Lives: Managing Cases & Identity in Foster Care. Society for Psychological  Anthropology and the Anthropology of Youth and Children Interest Group Conference.