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May 27, 2021
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The Rapoport Center and the Harvard Institute for Global Law and Policy have gathered a team of international and interdisciplinary scholars over the past year for a book project rethinking the future of work through methods of racial capitalism, world-systems, and critiques of distribution. This panel highlights case studies from the book about precarity in sites ranging from the Austin construction and Vermont dairy industries in the U.S. to Jordanian apparel factories and Colombian palm plantations.

Helena Alviar García Professor, Sciences Po Law School & Jorge Gonzalez Professor, Universidad de los Andes Law School, Colombia

Jennifer Bair Professor of Sociology & Department Chair, University of Virginia

Karen Engle Minerva House Drysdale Regents Chair in Law & Founder and Co-Director, Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, University of Texas at Austin School of Law & Samuel Tabory PhD Student, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University

Jennifer Gordon Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law

Vanja Hamzić Reader in Law, History and Anthropology and an Associate Director of Research, SOAS University of London

Neville Hoad Associate Professor of English & Co-Director, Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, University of Texas at Austin

Kerry Rittich Professor of Law, Women and Gender Studies, and Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto

Moderated by David Kennedy Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law & Director of the Institute for Global Law and Policy, Harvard University

Relevant Research Clusters: AI and Technology, Care Work, Essential Work, Work Across the Global South

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Specific audiences:
  • Texas Law students
  • Prospective students
  • Texas Law alumni
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • General public
Sponsored by:
  • Bernard & Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights & Justice

If you need an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the sponsor listed above or the Texas Law Special Events Office at no later than seven business days prior to the event.