Lutz receives NSF RAPID grant for COVID-19 research
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.