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Madonna Harrington Meyer

Professor and Chair, Sociology


Contact Information

302C Eggers Hall
(315) 443-3114
Office Hours:
Mon 9:00-11:00 or by appt.

Staff Support:
Mary Santy

Curriculum Vitae
Madonna Harrington Meyer CV

Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence
Faculty Associate, Aging Studies Institute
Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research


Ph.D., Florida State University, 1991


Aging, life course, health care, gender, social policy


2016   Harrington Meyer, Madonna and Elizabeth A. Daniele, editors, Gerontology: Changes, Challenges, and Solutions, Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishing.

2016   Harrington Meyer, Madonna and Ynesse Abdul-Malak, editors.  Grandparenting in the United States.  Amityville, NY: Baywood Press.

2014   Harrington Meyer, Madonna. Grandmothers at Work: Juggling Families and Jobs, New York, NY: NYU Press.


Research Interests

Areas of Specialization

Aging Policy
Health Policy

Current Research

Grandparenting, Care Work

Older Women and Social Security 


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