Special Inaugural Sociology Colloquium: A talk by Evelyn Nakano Glenn, UC-Berkeley
Under neoliberalism, economic precarity has become widespread, making “citizenship” (broadly defined) precarious for major segments of the population. Precarity of substantive rights can and has spurred counter movements that assert alternative and more expansive concepts of belonging—including the contemporary fight for public education in California.
Evelyn Nakano Glenn is Professor of Gender & Women's Studies and Ethnic Studies and Founding Director of the Center for Race and Gender at the University of California, Berkeley. She served as President of the American Sociological Association in 2009-10. She is the author of Forced to Care: Race, Gender and Coercive Labor (Harvard University Press, 2010); Shades of Difference: Why Skin Color Matters (Stanford University Press, 2009) and Unequal Freedom, How Race and Gender Shaped American Citizenship and Labor (Harvard University Press, 2002). Professor Glenn was presented with the 2005 Jessie Bernard Award by the American Sociological Association for “scholarly work that has enlarged the horizons of sociology to encompass fully the role of women in society.” She was named the 2007 Feminist Lecturer by the Sociologists for Women in Society.