PRODUCTIVITY: CITIZENSHIP CLAIMS, POWER AND THE GENDERED EVERYDAY

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Ethel Brooks
"Unraveling the Garment Industry: Transnational Organizing and Women's Work"
Tuesday, March 10, 4pm, 206 Ingraham
Open Seminar: "Production, Reproduction and Citizenship in Transnational Perspective"
Wednesday, March 11, 11am, 5243 Humanities
"Missing Pakistanis: Gender, Citizenship and the War on Terror"
Wednesday, March 11, 4pm, 8417 Social Science

Co-sponsored by the UW Global Studies Program and the Comparative US Studies Collective.

ETHEL BROOKS is Associate Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies and Sociology at Rutgers University. She is interested in the relations of gender, race, class, labor practices and nation-state formations, with a focus on South Asia, Central America and the United States. Her research explores areas of critical political economy, globalization, social movements, feminist theory, comparative sociology, nationalism, urban geographies and post-colonialism, with close attention to epistemology.  She is the author of Unraveling the Garment Industry: Transnational Organizing and Women's Work (University of Minnesota Press, 2007) and the co-editor of the special issue of WSQ on "Activisms."  Her current projects include Missing Pakistanis: Gender, Race and Citizenship after September 11 and Disrupting the Nation:  Romani Sexuality, Raced Bodies, Productivity, as well as a co-authored text on gender and globalization in sociology.