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Madonna Harrington Meyer

Professor and Chair, Sociology


Contact Information

302C Eggers Hall
(315) 443-3114
Office Hours:
By Appointment

Staff Support
Mary Santy
(315) 443-3115

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


Social Policy, Aging, Gender, Life Course


Madonna Harrington Meyer is Chair and Professor of Sociology, the Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence, and Faculty Associate at the Aging Studies Institute. Madonna is co-editor, with Ynesse Abdul-Malak, of Grandparenting in the United States (2016). She is co-editor with Elizabeth Daniele of Gerontology: Changes, Challenges, and Solutions (2016). Madonna is author of Grandmothers at Work: Juggling Families and Jobs (2014), and co-author of Market Friendly or Family Friendly? The State and Gender Inequality in Old Age (2007), both of which won the Gerontological Society of America’s Kalish Book Award. She is editor of Care Work: Gender, Labor, and the Welfare State (2000), and co-editor, with Jennifer Karas Montez, of the Baywood Society and Aging Series. In 2016, she was named winner of the American Sociological Association (ASA) Section on Aging and the Life Course (SALC) Matilda White Riley Distinguished Scholar Award. More


Selected Papers

Research Interests

Areas of Specialization

Aging Policy
Health Policy

Current Research


Care Work

Older Women and Social Security