Matilda Stubbs

Stubbs, Matilda

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 Course

  • 62400 Community Ethnography
  • 65812 Making Kin: Adoption and Fostering in a Global Perspective

Teaching experience

  • Lecturer, Northwestern University

  • Lecturer, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

  • Lecturer, University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Lecturer, Northeastern Illinois University

  • Lecturer, Elmhurst College

  • Lecturer, University of Wisconsin - Parkside

  • Lecturer, North Central College

Fields of special interest

  • Anthropology of social work and social service administration
  • Bureaucracy, audit culture, clinical and organizational ethnography
  • Child welfare, fosterage, and adoption

 Publications or presentations

  • 2017  "That's what they came to see": On Keeping a Record of Mental Health in Foster Care.  Presented at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting.
  • 2017  The Circulation of Care: Documenting the Motion of Foster Youth. Presented at the Anthropology of Youth and Children Interest Group Conference.
  • 2016  Aging Out: Emancipation from the U.S. Foster Care System. Presented at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting.
  • 2015  'Good' Organizational Reasons for 'Bad' Paperwork in the U.S. Dependency Court Hearings. Presented at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting.
  • 2015  From Cavil to Gavel: Reproducing Records and Negotiating Legality in "Children's Court." Presented at the Central States Anthropology Society Meeting.  
  • 2015  From Cavil to Gavel: Reproducing Records and Negotiating Legality in Child Welfare Hearings. Presented at the American Ethnological Society Meeting. San Diego, California and the Central States Anthropology Society Meeting. St. Paul, Minnesota.

  • 2014  “The States My Daddy”: the Exclusionary Force of Documents in the U.S. Foster Care System. Presented at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C.

  • 2014  Documentary Economies: Paperwork as Fostering in U.S. Child Welfare. Presented at the Society for Cultural Anthropology Meeting. Detroit, Michigan.

  • 2014  Privileged and Confidential: The Evidentiary Value of Foster Care Case Files. Presented at the Central States Anthropology Society Meeting. Normal, Illinois.

  • 2013  Fostering Futures: States of Care Outside the Family in the United States. Presented at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois.

  • 2013  Artifactual Lives: Managing Cases & Identity in Foster Care. Presented at the Society for Psychological Anthropology and the Anthropology of Youth and Children Interest Group Conference. San Diego, California.