This Thursday, May 11, the Sociology Department hosts its annual Lemert Lecture. Our lecturer this year is Professor Adia Harvey Wingfield from Washington University, St. Louis. Professor Wingfield will discuss “Professional Work in a Postracial Era: Black Professionals in the New Economy”. The Lecture will take place in the Vanderhoef Studio (at the Mondavi Center) from 4-5:30 pm, with a reception to follow.
Professor Wingfield’s research examines the ways intersections of race, gender, and class affect social processes at work. In particular, she is an expert on the workplace experiences of minority workers in predominantly white professional settings, and specifically on black male professionals in occupations where they are in the minority.
The author of No More Invisible Man: Race and Gender in Men’s Work and numerous other books and articles on this subject, Professor Wingfield also is a contributing editor to The Atlantic (https://www.theatlantic.com/author/adia-harvey-wingfield/). Her columns in The Atlantic on work and inequality have become a “must-read” for anyone concerned with contemporary racial inequality and intersectionalism.