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Lutz receives NSF RAPID grant for COVID-19 research

April 14, 2020

Amy Lutz

Amy Lutz

Amy Lutz, associate professor of sociology, has received a $97,058 grant from the National Science Foundation's RAPID program for her research project “Working and Teaching from Home in New York State Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic.”

Lutz’s project focuses on school closures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and their effects on working parents. Throughout this project she will interview parents in and around Syracuse about the experience of simultaneously working and teaching their children. Lutz hopes to reveal how parents understand and approach at-home education. In addition to its immediate practical relevance, Lutz’s project hopes to begin assessing whether and how this focus on at-home education may alter education in New York State, even after the pandemic ends.

Lutz, who is also director of graduate studies in Sociology and a senior research associate with the Center for Policy Research, specializes in researching the sociology of education, children of immigrants, and race and ethnicity. Her research — which has been supported by numerous organizations, including the Russell Sage Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the American Education Research Association — has been published in journals including Sociology of Education, Ethnic and Racial Studies and Social Forces


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