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"Hedged Out" Book Talk

Wed August 17th 2022, 12:00pm
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The Clayman Institute for Gender Research
"Hedged Out" Book Talk

The Clayman Institute for Gender Research invites you to join us for a book talk featuring sociologist and former Clayman Institute postdoctoral fellow Megan Tobias Neely to discuss her new book Hedged Out: Inequality and Insecurity on Wall Street, in conversation with former Clayman Institute graduate dissertation fellow Theresa Iker.

Hedged Out dives into the upper echelons of Wall Street, where elite white masculinity is the standard measure for the capacity to manage risk and insecurity. Using ethnographic vignettes and her own industry experience, Neely showcases the voices of managers and other workers to illustrate how this industry of politically mobilized elites excludes people on the basis of race, class, and gender.

About the Author

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Megan Tobias Neely is Assistant Professor in the Department of Organization at Copenhagen Business School and coauthor of Divested: Inequality in the Age of Finance. Her research examines rising economic inequality in the U.S. through the lens of gender, race, and class.

About the Moderator

Theresa Iker is a Stanford Ph.D. candidate and a former Clayman dissertation fellow studying United States history. Her dissertation provides the first comprehensive history of the American men’s rights movement and its role in the growth of the far Right.