Race and Social Justice Colloquium: “Professional Work in a ‘Post-Racial’ Era: Black Health Care Workers in the New Economy.”
Thursday, February 4, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
The Race and Social Justice Colloquium will be held this week on Thursday, February 4 from 12 to 1 PM. The speaker for February is Adia Harvey Wingfield. Professor Wingfield is Mary Tileston Hemenway Professor in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. The title of her talk will be “Professional Work in a ‘Post-Racial’ Era: Black Health Care Workers in the New Economy.”
Adia Harvey Wingfield’s research examines how and why racial and gender inequality persists in professional occupations. Dr. Wingfield has lectured internationally on her research in this area, and her work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals including Social Problems, Gender & Society, and American Sociological Review. She is a former President of Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) and President-elect of the Southern Sociological Society (SSS), the largest regional professional sociological association in the US. In addition to her academic scholarship, Professor Wingfield has written for mainstream outlets including Slate, The Atlantic, Vox, and Harvard Business Review, and is the recipient of the 2018 Public Understanding of Sociology award from the American Sociological Association. Her most recent book is Flatlining: Race, Work, and Health Care in the New Economy.