Ethel Brooks, Department of Sociology, Rutgers University

Productivity: Citizenship Claims, Power and the Gendered Everyday

“Unraveling the Garment Industry: Transnational Organizing and Women’s Work”

Tuesday, March 10, 4pm, 206 Ingraham

Open Seminar: “Production, Reproduction and Citizenship in Transnational Perspective”

Wednesday, March 11, 11am, 5243 Humanities

“Missing Pakistanis: Gender, Citizenship and the War on Terror”

Wednesday, March 11, 4pm, 8417 Social Science

Co-sponsored by the UW Global Studies Program and the Comparative US Studies Collective.

ETHEL BROOKS is Associate Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies and Sociology at Rutgers University. She is interested in the relations of gender, race, class, labor practices and nation-state formations, with a focus on South Asia, Central America and the United States. Her research explores areas of critical political economy, globalization, social movements, feminist theory, comparative sociology, nationalism, urban geographies and post-colonialism, with close attention to epistemology.  She is the author of Unraveling the Garment Industry: Transnational Organizing and Women’s Work (University of Minnesota Press, 2007) and the co-editor of the special issue of WSQ on “Activisms.”  Her current projects include Missing Pakistanis: Gender, Race and Citizenship after September 11 and Disrupting the Nation:  Romani Sexuality, Raced Bodies, Productivity, as well as a co-authored text on gender and globalization in sociology.

Brooks, Ethel. “Introduction” Unraveling the Garment Industry, University of Minnesota Press, 2007.
Brooks, Ethel. “Chapter 1: Children, Schools, and Labored Questions” in Unraveling the Garment Industry, University of Minnesota Press, 2007.
Brooks, Ethel. “The Ideal Sweatshop? Gender and Transnational Protest” in Daniel A Bender and Richard Greenwald (Eds) Sweatshop USA: The American Sweatshop in Historical and Global Perspective. New York: Routledge, 2003.