On Monday, October 25, 2021, the Department of Sociology hosted the fall colloquium. Professor Adia Harvey Wingfield delivered her lecture, Professional Work in a “Post-Racial” Era: Black Health Care Workers in the New Economy, at 10:30 AM in the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Community Studies Center, Room 115. Professor Wingfield’s research examines how racial and gender inequality persists in professional occupations. In addition to her lecture, Professor Wingfield met with doctoral students and faculty in the afternoon.
Professor Wingfield is the Mary Tileston Hemenway Professor of Arts & Sciences and Vice Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity at Washington University in St. Louis. She has served as President of both Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) and the Southern Sociological Society (SSS), and is an elected member of the Sociological Research Association. She is the author of two award winning books: No More Invisible Man: Race and Gender in Men’s Work and Flatlining: Race, Work, and Health Care in the New Economy. In addition to her academic scholarship, Professor Wingfield writes regularly for mainstream outlets including Slate, The Atlantic, Vox, and Harvard Business Review.