Laura Mauldin

Assistant Professor


You can read my full CV on the link provided here, but please see my website for much more detailed information about the projects I’m working on.

I am a medical sociologist by training and specialize in disability studies. Students who work with me can expect to focus on critical analysis of the various systems we have in place that serve families. This is especially applicable when there is a disabled or ill family member. Often students that work with me learn how to study family interactions with the healthcare system and/or Early Intervention, gendered patterns of care work in families, and to conduct rigorous qualitative research.

Educational Background

Ph.D., Sociology, City University of New York – Graduate Center
M.A., Deaf studies, Gallaudet University
B.A., Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin


Professional Interests

  • Social, cultural, and ethical aspects of health, illness and healthcare
  • Disability studies/Deaf studies
  • Science and technology studies (STS)
  • Impact of medical knowledge on motherhood
  • Disability/chronic illness and care negotiation in the family
  • Feminist theory, the body, and identity
Laura Mauldin
Contact Information
Phone860 486 3106
File CVMauldin2017
Mailing Address348 Mansfield Road U1058 Storrs, CT 06269-1058 USA
Office LocationFSB 303B
Office HoursBy Appointment