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All Giving and No Taking: Gender Studies Labors of Love Series

Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Bob and Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall, Room UL105, University Center 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

The Gender Studies program at The New School presents

Love, Aspiration, and Ideology at Work: 
A Conversation with Raka Ray, Miya Tokumitsu, and Linta Varghese

Raka Ray is Professor of Sociology and South and Southeast Asia Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.  Her current project, which focuses on the Indian middle classes, is titled The Trouble with Aspiration: Gender, Risk and Mobility in the New Economy.

Miya Tokumitsu is a lecturer in art history at the University of Melbourne and the author of Do What You Love: And Other Lies about Success and Happiness.  Her writing about contemporary labor and its rhetoric can be found at The New Republic, The New York Times, and Jacobin (where she is a contributing editor), among other outlets.

Linta Varghese is the New York Organizer for Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network.  She holds a PhD in Cultural Anthropology, and her academic research has examined low wage worker organizing in the South Asian community and relationships between the Indian government and wealthy Indians in the U.S.

This is the launch event of the Gender Studies “Labors of Love” series.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology at The New School for Social Research, Gender & Sexuality Studies at The New School for Social Research, Gender & Sexuality and Race & Ethnicity at the Schools of Public Engagement, and Urban Studies at The New School. Special thanks to The Robert L. Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies at The New School for Social Research.


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