Penn State LER Faculty Present at the ASA

The American Sociological Association recently held its 114th Annual Meeting, “Engaging Social Justice for a Better World,” from August 10-13th in New York City. A number of LER faculty shared their research and participated in a variety of sessions.

The following piece was written by Dr. Katherine Maich, assistant professor of Labor and Employment Relations, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

The American Sociological Association recently held its 114th Annual Meeting, “Engaging Social Justice for a Better World,” from August 10-13th in New York City. A number of LER faculty shared their research and participated in a variety of sessions. 

Assistant Professor Rebecca Tarlau presented a paper, “To Take or Reject State Power? Teachers Unions and Political Strategy in Brazil and Mexico” on the panel “Global Labor Struggles and Linkages to the Labor Movement”

Postdoctoral Scholar Manuel Rosaldo gave a talk titled, "The Antinomies of Social Inclusion: How São Paulo’s Waste Pickers became Excluded from Inclusive Recycling" on the panel "Precarious Work in Cross-National Perspective." 

CGWR Research Affiliate Paolo Marinaro presented on his research in a talk titled, “From Maquiladoras to the Automotive Industry. Gender and Worker Movements on the U.S. - Mexico Border” on the panel “Labor Movements in Global Context.”

Assistant Professor Katherine Maich gave an invited talk at the session, “Human Rights in the Home,” presided at the thematic session, “Labor, Work, and Social Justice,” and was elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Labor and Labor Movements Section, 2019-2021.

The ASA welcomed its new president, Mary Romero, Professor of Justice Studies and Social Inquiry at Arizona State University. Recently, Romero shared her research at the Seventh Annual Global Workers’ Rights’ Symposium, “Labor Informality in Comparative Perspective,” on a panel with Maich, Sarah Damaske, and Premila Nadasen.