University of Oregon

Labor Research Colloquium


A heart-felt thank you goes out to our 2017 Labor Colloquium speakers Geoff Kennedy, Larissa Petrucci, Joe Lowndes and Danny HoSang!

The Lecture Series was a thought-provoking and well-attended success. We look forward to another series of talks next Spring.

Spring 2017  (download pdf)

Past Talks

May 2nd, 2017 • 4 – 5 pm
Joe Lowndes and Danny HoSang, Professors in Political Science and Ethnic Studies, will discuss how ideas of “race” get reworked in different times – how poor and working-class white workers are now described in terms previously used for the African American poor.

February 13th, 2017 • 4 – 5 pm
Larissa Petrucci, PhD student in Sociology, talked about organizing by women and non-gender binary employees in high tech.

January 24th, 2017 • 4 – 5 pm
Geoff Kennedy, Instructor in Political Science and International Relations, discussed Greece’s financial crisis: how labor law was changed, wages lowered, and unions attacked.

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