Professor Ethel Brooks studies protest movements for workers’ rights in Asia, Latin America, and the U.S. Her recent book, Unraveling the Garment Industry explores the politics of labor and how such politics help to define the possibilities and abuses of a globalized economy. Professor Brooks can also comment on the race, class, and gender assumptions that are central to powerful consumer boycotts, and the ways in which some assumptions can be counterproductive in the fight for labor rights.
Title: Associate Professor, Rutgers Departments of Sociology
Professor Julie Phillips studies the inequality that drives many of America’s persistent social problems. Her research on violent crime, marital disruption, migration, and health-related outcomes explores the causes and consequences of various forms of social inequality in the United States. In particular, she identifies the contexts through which inequality persists, focusing on the characteristics of groups that perpetuate types of inequality.
Title: Associate Professor, Rutgers Department of Sociology