Previous Fall 2021 Colloquium Events

Inequality, Labor, and Human Rights: The Future of Work in an Age of Pandemic

Our Fall 2021 Colloquium, “Inequality, Labor, and Human Rights: The Future of Work in the Age of the Pandemic” builds on and continues our similarly themed 2020 speaker series and our summer 2021 Pop-Up Institute “Beyond the Future of Work: New Paradigms for Addressing Inequality.”

This Fall’s group of five distinguished scholars from sociology, geography, law, and political theory will explore a variety of sites to consider how the valuation of labor allocates resources in ways that maintain and reproduce historical patterns of racialized and gendered domination, subordination, and accumulation. Together, the speakers will introduce new possibilities for thinking beyond productive value and formal work to generate more equitable imaginaries of work and livelihood.

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  2. Speaker:
    • Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Institute for Global Law and Policy, Harvard Law School
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    • Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography, University of Washington
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    • Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology, University of Virginia