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Special Inaugural Sociology Colloquium: A talk by Evelyn Nakano Glenn, UC-Berkeley

"Precarious Citizenship and the Fight for Public Education" A talk by Evelyn Nakano Glenn, Professor of Ethnic and Asian American Studies & former President of the American Sociological Association (2010) will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2011, 10:30-12:00 in the Andrews Conference Room, SS&H 2203 RSVP: mudge@ucdavis.edu

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.

Professor Glenn's talk will deal with some of the most pressing issues in today's politics that are now so visible right here on the UC-Davis campus: economic insecurity, citizenship struggles, new social movements and the future of public education. Please join us!

Brief bio:
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.