Caring for America

Mar. 20, 2024, 5:00 p.m.

Rockefeller Hall 200

This lecture by Dr. Fumilayo Showers will explore race, the state, and the many African immigrants laboring in U.S. health care.

As the U.S. population ages, and as care needs become more complex, the demand for paid care workers in home and institutional settings has increased. This presentation, based on the book Migrants Who Care, introduces a group of West African immigrants who have been called upon to meet this need. This talk will lay out the implications for U.S. immigration and health care policy, race, gender, and immigrant labor incorporation. 

Fumilayo Showers is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies at the University of Connecticut, where she is also a faculty affiliate of the Institute of Collaboration on Health Intervention and Policy (InCHIP) and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS).

Sponsored by the Consortium on Forced Migration, Displacement and Education as well as the Africana Studies Program and the Sociology Department.

A portrait photo of Dr. Fumilayo Showers.
Dr. Fumilayo Showers
Photo: courtesy of the subject