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November 2021

Colloquium: Erin Hatton, SUNY Buffalo

November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Coerced: Work Under Threat of Punishment Abstract: What do prisoner laborers, graduate students, welfare workers, and college athletes have in common? According to sociologist Erin Hatton, they are all part of a growing workforce of coerced laborers. In this talk Hatton explores this world of coerced labor through an unexpected and compelling comparison of these four groups of workers, for whom a different definition of “employment” reigns supreme—one where workplace protections do not apply and employers wield expansive punitive power,…

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