Kathryn R Berringer
Grant TypeDissertation Fieldwork Grant
Institutional AffiliationMichigan, Ann Arbor, U. of
Grant numberGr. 9890
Approve DateOctober 25, 2019
Project TitleBerringer, Kathryn (Michigan, Ann Arbor, U. of) "Caring for LGBTQ Detroit Youth: Replicability and the “Science” of Care," supervised by Dr. Damani Partridge
This project examines the practices of workers providing social and medical services to LGBTQ youth in metropolitan Detroit. Focusing ethnographically on one youth center as a site of material, cultural, and epistemological production, this project studies how the provision of care and the production of knowledge are simultaneously and strategically combined to achieve social, material, and activist ends. This study focuses on collaborations in the design and evaluation of caring interventions for LGBTQ youth grounded in the logic of Implementation Science—an emerging but largely unscrutinized field in health care and social service research. This project asks, How a caring practices designed to be replicable across space and time? What practical and epistemological work is necessary to produce care that is ontological stable, measurable, testable, and grounded in the logic of Implementation Science? How do care workers understand and articulate the replicability of their practice, and what competing logics of care exist that might complicate, expand, or contest the replicability of care? Finally, how are young people at the center dually constituted as recipients and providers of care, and how do they experience and shape the replicability of caring practices?