Gender expert to speak at CSB
April 5, 2012
Ruth Milkman, international gender and labor expert, will present "Gender and Jobs in the Recession and Great Depression" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in room 204A, Gorecki Dining and Conference Center, CSB. Her speech is free and open to the public.
Milkman will discuss the potential differences gender makes in unemployment, types of jobs held, education, family life and roles in the home. She states that the current recession both resembles gender dynamics of the past Great Depression and provides new measures of gender dynamics and opportunities for men and women.
Milkman received her bachelor's degree from Brown University, Providence, R.I., and her master's and doctoral degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. She served as a sociology professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, for 21 years and currently serves as professor of sociology and professor and academic director of the Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies at City University of New York. She has written nine books and numerous policy reports, book chapters and articles.
This event is co-sponsored by the Academic Affairs Office at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University, the Economics, Sociology and Gender Studies departments at CSB and SJU and the President's Office at CSB.