John D. Skrentny, University of California San Diego
"After Civil Rights: Race, Immigration and Law in the American Workplace"
October 26, 2009, 4:30-6 PM, Kerstetter Room, Marx Hall
We hope you will join us for the second LAPA Seminar of 2009-2010, with John D. Skrentny, University of California San Diego. The title of his talk is "After Civil Rights: Race, Immigration and Law in the American Workplace." His commentator will be Alexandra Kalev, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Arizona.
For people planning to attend the seminar, a soft copy of Professor Skrentny's paper is available upon email request (firstname.lastname@example.org), or you may pick up a hard copy during regular business hours in 416A Robertson Hall.
Alexandra Kalev Kalev is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Arizona. She received her Ph.D. from Princeton University and held a postdoctoral fellowship with the Robert Wood Johnson Scholars in Health Policy Research Program at U.C. Berkeley. She studies work and organizations, gender and racial inequality, law and society, and the labor process. Her research explores how organizational restructuring (both "high performance" systems and downsizing layoffs) affects the careers of women and minorities. She also studies, with Frank Dobbin, the making of effective corporate compliance with antidiscrimination laws and diversity programs. A second line of research looks at the diffusion of managerial models from political sociology and labor process perspectives. She now begins to explore the formal and informal accommodations of pregnancy at work, including employers' and co-workers' discriminatory actions and women's discrimination avoidance behavior. Kalev's work has been published in the American Sociological Review, the American Journal of Sociology, the Administrative Science Quarterly, Law and Social Inquiry and the Hastings Law Review, among others.