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Leaning In, Leaning Out, Leaning On: Gender Studies Labors of Love Series

Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street, Room I-202, New York, NY 10011

In a recent New York Times interview, New School for Social Research professor Nancy Fraser noted that “leaning in” often means “leaning on.”  This panel confronts some of the most pressing issues in the workplace today: the reliance on domestic labor for childcare and other care work; labor conditions, rights and protections for domestic workers; race and class structures and suppositions in the field of domestic labor; and vulnerability for legal and illegal migrant workers.

Please join us for a scholarly/fiction reading panel featuring Victoria Brown, Lauren Francis-Sharma, Nancy Fraser, and Tamara Mose.  The event will be moderated by Tiphanie Yanique.  A light reception will follow the panel.


Victoria Brown is the author of the novel Minding Ben (released in paperback as Grace in the City) and other fictional work, essays and commentary.  She teaches Creative Writing at the City University of New York.

Lauren Francis-Sharma is the author of the novel, 'Til the Well Runs Dry (2014).  She has received numerous awards for her first novel, including an Honor Fiction Award by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.

Nancy Fraser is Henry A. and Louise Loeb Professor at the New School for Social Research in New York and the author of many books, including Fortunes of Feminism: From State-Managed Capitalism to Neoliberal Crisis (Verso, 2013).

Tamara Mose is Associate Professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College and the author of Raising Brooklyn: Nannies, Childcare, and Caribbeans Creating Community (2011).

Tiphanie Yanique is the author of the novel, Land of Love and Drowning (2015) and the short story collection, How to Escape from a Leper Colony (2010).  She is Assistant Professor at the School of Writing at The New School.


This event is part of the Labors of Love series presented by the Gender Studies Program at The New School. Co-sponsored by the Creative Writing Program at the Schools of Public Engagement.

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