Cynthia Edmonds-Cady is an Associate Professor of Social Work, the Coordinator of the Civic Engagement & Responsibility Minor for ISU, and a core faculty member in the Women & Gender Studies Program. She has an expertise in Intersectionality and community/civic engagement, women and poverty, social movement work. and the connection between nature and healing for women trauma survivors.
456.001Child and Family Policy
419.001Generalist Social Work Practice III: Organizations and Communities
398.001PP: Service Learning Experience In Civic Engagement
Nature-based ecotherapy practices with women trauma survivors, the community engagement of young low-income mothers, the uses of maternalism in the history of poor women’s social movements, and intersectionality in poor women’s access to reproductive rights during the Jim Crow era.
Research methods include qualitative methods such as: evocative autoethnography, focused ethnography, participatory qualitative mapping/spatial analysis, oral history, and archival methods.
Dr. Edmonds-Cady has presented and published papers on trauma survivors' healing through nature, feminist standpoint theory, the history of the Welfare Rights Movement, race/class and women’s reproductive control in the 1940s-1950s American South, and the use of feminist research methods.