Dr. Marlese Durr, Professor of Sociology, Wright State University
Dr. Marlese Durr will speak at the UofT Department of Sociology’s Feminist Intersections Seminar (zoom) on the labor market struggles of Black women and women of color. Dr. Durr has been awarded the 2023 Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) Distinguished Feminist Lecturer Award and the American Sociological Association’s 2022 Jessie Bernard Award for her feminist impact. Her UofT talk will provide a preview of her upcoming lectures and Gender & Society article related to the SWS award (paper available upon request).
Dr. Durr is a Professor of Sociology at Wright State University (USA). She received her Ph.D. from the University at Albany, The State University of New York. Her areas of specialization include work and occupations, race and labor markets, stressful life events for African American women, African Americans and social networks, and entrepreneurship and inner-city neighborhoods. She has served as the President of Society for the Study of Social Problems (2014-2015) and Sociologists for Women in Society (2004-2005) and as Chair of the SWS Publications Committee. She is a Founding Editorial Board Member of the Sociology of Race and Ethnicity. She currently serves as the Chair of the American Sociological Association Publications Committee and as an Editorial Advisory Board Member for Social Problems.
Co-sponsored by the University of Toronto Black Research Network and Women & Gender Studies Institute. Supported by the Canada Research Chair in Migration, Race, & Identity and the Department of Sociology area on Colonialism, Racialization, Indigeneity.