The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies is proud to announce the full calendar of Labor Studies Workshares for winter and spring 2019. Over a dozen UW faculty and graduate students will present works in progress on topics related to labor, broadly conceived to include working people everywhere.

Dates and participants are listed below. We hope you will plan to join us for one or more workshares. Workshare papers are circulated to registered attendees a week in advance of the workshare. Participants are expected to have read the paper before the meeting and be prepared for a discussion.

To register for a specific workshare, please e-mail the Bridges Center at .


Spring 2019 Workshare Calendar

Note: All spring workshares to occur, 12:30-2:00pm in Smith 306 unless otherwise stated.


*Canceled* Friday, May 10

  • Marieke van Eijk, Lecturer, Anthropology, “Hidden Labor in the U.S. Healthcare System”

Wednesday, May 22, 12:00-1:30pm, Smith 306

  • Michael Aguirre, PhD Candidate, History, “Challenging Border Confinement: Organized Labor, the Chicano Movement, and the Transborder Politics of Farmworker Healthcare”

Friday, May 24

  • Daiki Hiramori, PhC, Sociology, “Sexual Orientation and Earnings in Japan”

Wednesday, May 29, 12:00-1:30pm, Smith 306

  • Margaret O'Mara, Professor, History, "Inside the Velvet Sweatshop: Paradigms and Paradoxes of High-Tech Labor"

Friday, June 7

  • Riddhi Mehta-Neugebauer, PhD Student, Political Science, “The Governance of Public Pension Funds”


Past 2019 Workshares

Note: Day of week and location varies for each workshare

*Rescheduled* Thursday, February 14, 12:30-2:00pm (Smith 40A)

  • Mathieu Dubeau and Riddhi Mehta-Neugebauer, PhD Students, Political Science, “Academia's Promise: Upward Mobility or Elite Revolving Door?”

Friday, March 1, 12:30-2:00pm (Smith 306)

  • James Gregory, Professor, History, "Remapping the American Left: A History of Radical Discontinuity"

Tuesday, March 5, 12:30-2:00pm Olson Room (Gowen 1A)

  • Roneva Keel, PhD Student, History, "Mobilizing Empire: Race, Sugar, and U.S. Colonialism in the Philippines and Hawai'i, 1898-1946"

*Canceled* Friday, March 15 12:30-2:00pm (Smith 306)

  • Michele Cadigan, PhD Student, Sociology, “On Thin Ice: Bureaucratic Processes of Monetary Sanctions & Job Insecurity"

Friday, April 12

  • Kari Lerum, Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell, "How are Anti-Prostitution Laws Impacting Transgender Individuals in the Sex Trade?"

Friday, April 26

  • Jerzy Eisenberg-Guyot, Phd Student, Public Health, “Do unions make us strong? The relationship between declining labor union density and changing race and class mortality inequities in the United States”