A part of Miami University’s 2018 Penny Lecture Series.
Rodney Coates, professor of in the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies and director of Black World Studies, brings the speakers to campus for his class “Critical Inquiry and Penny Lecture Series,” The theme of this year’s series is Global Identities and Social Movements , and all of the lectures are at 6 p.m. in 001 Upham Hall. Talks are free and open to the public.
Mary Romero is Professor of Justice Studies and Social Inquiry at Arizona State University and Affiliate of Women and Gender Studies, Asian Pacific American Studies and African and African American Studies. She received the American Sociology American Section on Race and Ethnicity Minorities 2009 Founder's Award. In 2004, she received the Society for the Study of Social Problems' Lee Founders Award 2004, the highest award made by the Society for the Study of Social Problems for a career of activist scholarship. She is a former Carnegie Scholar, Pew National Fellowship for Carnegie Scholars, Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. She is the author of The Maid’s Daughter: Living Inside and Outside the American Dream (NYU Press, 2011) Her research focuses on the unequal distribution of reproductive labor as a paid commodity and its role in reproducing inequality among families within countries and between nations. Embedded in feminist legal scholarship on caregiving, this research explores questions from a legal perspective: is work primarily an artifact of family law, or should it be examined through the lens of employment law? Her research also includes writings on social inequalities and justice that incorporate the intersectionality of race, class, gender, and citizenship and links the parallels between domestic gendered race relations and immigration and identifies the continuum between racism against citizens and racism against noncitizens.