Gubrium presents findings at international conference in China

October 1, 2014

Aline Gubrium, associate professor of community health education, traveled to Beijing, China, October 2-11, 2014, as an invited guest to present the U.S. site-based findings and meet with fellow researchers from four other international sites as part of a five nation study: "Poverty and Shame: Perspectives and Practices Concerning Anti-Poverty Measures in a Global Context."

The meeting is funded by the Norwegian Research Council and hosted by the School of Social Development and Public Policy, Beijing Normal University.

The U.S.-based research is conducted in collaboration with the Caring Health Center in Springfield, MA, and is part of a three-year, cross-national study. Researchers in India, China, Uganda, Norway, as well as the U.S., are collecting information from both service providers and service recipients at public, non-profit, and private social service agencies through observations and in-depth interviews. Findings will be presented at international conferences, disseminated through publications, and will ultimately inform creation of best practices and dignity-based policies.