Veena Dubal: "Is your Taxi/Uber Driver a WageSlave or a Micro-Entrepreneur?: Contesting the Dualism of Legal Worker Identities"
This paper and talk challenges the "employee" and "independent contractor" dichotomy in work law. Using both historical archives and ethnography, Dubal argues that these legal categories have taken on hotly contested political, and often, gendered meanings that fracture worker collectivities and exacerbate precarity, especially in low income workforces.
Jonna Louvrier: "What is Diversity Management and How Does it Relate to Gender Equality in Work-Life?"
Louvrier’s talk will ask if diversity management can be seen as an organizational practice improving gender equality. She will examine the relationship between diversity and equality, and suggest that both should be seen as having multiple meanings. Interviews with diversity managers will illustrate how diversity practices are based on different notions of equality.
Veena Dubal and Jonna Louvrier are Postdoctoral Fellows at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research.