Cynthia Edmonds-Cady is an Associate Professor of Social Work, the Coordinator of the Civic Engagement & Responsibility Minor for ISU, and a core faculty member in the Women & Gender Studies Program. She has an expertise in Intersectionality and community/civic engagement, women and poverty, and social movement work.
456Child and Family Policy
419Foundation Social Work Practice III: Organizations and Communities
398PP: Service Learning Experience In Civic Engagement
The community engagement of young low-income mothers, the uses of maternalism in the history of poor women’s social movements, and intersectionality in poor women’s access to reproductive rights during the Jim Crow era. Research methods include qualitative methods such as: focused ethnography, participatory qualitative mapping/spatial analysis, oral history, and archival methods. Dr. Edmonds-Cady has presented and published papers on feminist standpoint theory, the history of the Welfare Rights Movement, race/class and women’s reproductive control in the 1940s-1950s American South, and the use of feminist research methods.