|October 20, 2017
This talk has been canceled.
CSWS awarded Eileen Otis a 2017 CSWS Faculty Research Grant in support of her research on “Women, Wal-Mart and Labor Resistance in China.”
An associate professor in the UO Department of Sociology, she is the author of Markets and Bodies: Women, Service Work and the Making of Inequality in China, published by Stanford University Press in 2011. This book examines the organizational processes that transform resource inequalities into interactive hierarchies – unequal flows of attention, deference, kindness, and assistance between customers and female workers – in different service workplaces.
Eileen Otis’s research has been recognized with awards from the Asia/Asian-American and the Sex and Gender sections of the American Sociological Association and from Sociologists for Women in Society.
Her scholarship examines the gender, class and ethnic politics of new labor practices within China’s emergent urban service sector.