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Attneave at Noon: On Algorithmic Wage Discrimination with Veena Dubal

Thu February 9th 2023, 12:00 - 1:30pm
Event Sponsor
Clayman Institute for Gender Research
Carolyn Lewis Attneave House (589 Capistrano Way, Stanford)

In this series, the Clayman Institute for Gender Research welcomes gender scholars who are currently visiting campus to present their recent work and works-in-progress. Representing a range of disciplines and career stages, these informal lunches create a space for intellectual conversation about gender research and strengthen our feminist community.

Our first session will feature Professor Veena Dubal to discuss "On Algorithmic Wage Discrimination."

All Stanford students and community members are welcome, with RSVP.

About the Speaker:

Professor Veena Dubal is a scholar and attorney who specializes in employment and labor law. Her research –a combination of ethnography, history, and critical theory– sits at the nexus of law, technology and precarious work. She has been called an “Unlikely star in the tech world” by Techcrunch. As a thought leader in the techlash, Professor Dubal’s concern with how the lives and identities of workers are impacted by technological developments and emerging legal frameworks, has taken her to the frontlines of gig workers’ battles for equity and fairness…for their rights and ability to organize against some of the most powerful and well financed companies in the world. As a public scholar, Professor Dubal traverses scholarly writing and popular criticism; she has been cited by the California Supreme Court, published by top-tier law reviews and academic journals, has by-lines in the NY York times, LA times, The Guardian, and Slate.

Prior to her current position at UC LA SF, she was a post doctoral fellow at Stanford, where she was previously an undergraduate. In between, she earned her law degree and PhD from UC Berkeley, where she wrote an ethnographic dissertation of the taxi industry.  She is currently a fellow at Stanford’s Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences and a professor of law and the harry and lilian hastings chair.