The COVID-19 pandemic led to the release of a new phrase—“essential worker.” Ranging from grocery store clerks to health care professionals, this workforce continued to report to work in the midst of a global outbreak. Not only do women make up the majority of essential workers, they also take on the majority of caregiving roles—childcare, teaching from home, elder care, and much more. Join two WSU faculty as they discuss what COVID-19 is teaching us about women, work, and the future. Watch now.

Julie Kmec, Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences
Anna Zamora-Kapoor, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences