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 Patricia A. Roos has written a number of articles and books about gender equity. She studies occupational sex segregation, occupational integration, the feminization of traditionally male jobs, and the reproduction gender inequity in higher education. She currently serves as the Co-Director of Rutgers' Center for Women & Work and is a Co-PI and Director of Research for Rutgers' NSF ADVANCE Grant.
Title: Professor, Rutgers Departments of Sociology