Isabelle Ferreras, Sociology, Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium)

The Urgency of Making Workers Citizens

The Situation Today: Firms are Political Entities

Tuesday, March 6, 4pm, 6191 Helen C. White

Facing Corporate Despotism: The Proposal of the Bicameral Firm, as a Transition toward Economic Citizenship

Wednesday, March 7, 4pm, 6191 Helen C. White

Open Seminar for students, faculty, and public

Thursday, March 8, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

ISABELLE FERRERAS is a tenured fellow (Checheure qualifiée) of the Belgian National Science Foundation (F.N.R.S., Brussels). She is a professor of sociology at the Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium) where she teaches at the Department of Social and Political Sciences, at the Institut des sciences du travail and at the Economics School of Louvain. Isabelle is involved as a permanent researcher of the CriDIS (Centre de recherches interdisciplinaires Democracy, Institutions, Subjectivity). Since 2004, she has been an associate of the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School (Cambridge, MA) where she is now a Senior Research Associate. In the Spring 2017, Professor Ferreras was elected a member of the Royal Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts of Belgium, Class Technology and Society. She is the author of Firms as Political Entities. Saving Democracy through Economic BicameralismCritique Politique du TravailGouverner le Capitalisme? Pour le Bicamérisme Economique; and Travailler à l’heure de la Société des Services.