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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - Evening Program
Black Professionals in a 'Post-Racial' Era
Adia Harvey Wingfield

With technological advances, declining support for labor, and increasing income inequality, work has changed dramatically over the past half century. Adia Harvey Wingfield, professor of sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, will examine specifically how blacks in professional jobs navigate work in this new economy. 

Adia Harvey Wingfield is professor of sociology at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research examines racial and gender inequality in professional occupations. A graduate of Spelman College, Wingfield earned both her masters and doctorate in sociology from Johns Hopkins University.

Wingfield has lectured internationally on her research and she has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals including Social Problems, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Gender & Society, and American Behavioral Scientist. She is currently serving as president of Sociologists for Women in Society, a national organization that encourages feminist sociology in research, teaching, and activism. Wingfield is a regular contributor to Inside Higher Ed, The Atlantic, and other popular outlets. Her most recent book is the award-winning No More Invisible Man: Race and Gender in Men's Work. She is the recipient of the 2018 Public Understanding of Sociology award from the American Sociological Association. 

Professor Wingfield’s Athenaeum presentation is co-sponsored by the Berger Institute for Work and Family.

View Video: YouTube with Adia Wingfield