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The Worker Institute

Advancing worker rights and collective representation



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The Gendered Workplace

Course Description:

This course examines a range of issues surrounding the experience of gender in the modern workplace. Topics will include such things as the historical role of gender in the workplace and workplace sex segregation; norms of masculinity; the intersectionality of issues including race, lgbtq, and disability; gendered legal issues; work-family issues; pay equity; gender discrimination; harassment and bullying; union representation;and many others. Students will be exposed to both research and practical applications of various topics.

The class meets once a week with a different guest speaker each week. These guest speakers will address their own areas of research and teaching expertise. Students are expected to attend and participate in each weekly session.


Prof. Ileen A. DeVault, 370 Ives Hall