Department of Ethnic Studies - College of Letters and Science - University of California, Berkeley

People / Faculty

Emeriti Faculty

Evelyn Nakano Glenn

Professor of the Graduate School
Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies

Comparative historical studies of race, gender and class and their intersections in relation to immigration, labor markets, and citizenship. Uncovering the connections among social structure, cultural discourse, and everyday experience.

Ph.D., Harvard University

B.A. University of California, Berkeley


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  • 640 Barrows Hall

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Bio & Research Interests

Having recently completed a book on one of my long time concerns, racialized and gendered care labor, I am taking up two new projects, one on how immigrant activists are challenging dominant conceptions of citizenship and belonging and another on theorizing and studying race/gender/class intersectionality.


Books

Forced to Care: Coercion and Caregiving in America
Issei, Nisei, Warbride: Three Generations of Japanese American Women in Domestic Service
Mothering: Ideology, Experience and Agency
Shades of Difference: Why Skin Color Matters
Unequal Freedom: How Race and Gender Shaped American Citizenship and Labor

Select publications

Forced to Care: Coercion and Caregiving in America, Harvard University Press, 2010.

Shades of Difference: Why Skin Color Matters (ed.) Stanford University Press, 2009

Unequal Freedom: How Race and Gender Shaped American Citizenship and Labor (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2002)

Mothering: Ideology, Experience and Agency, Evelyn N. Glenn, Grace Chang and Linda Forcey, eds. (New York: Routledge, 1994)

Issei, Nisei, Warbride: Three Generations of Japanese American Women in Domestic Service (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1986)

Hidden Aspects of Women's Work, Christine Bose, Roslyn Feldberg, and Natalie Sokoloff with the Women and Work Research Group, eds. (New York: Praeger, 1987)


Awards & Honors

2009-2010 President, American Sociological Association

2007 Feminist Lecturer for Outstanding Feminist Sociology, Sociologists for Women in Society

2005 Jessie Bernard Award, American Sociological Association

2004 Outstanding Book Award, American Sociological Association Section on Asia and Asian America

2004 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award, Pacific Sociological Association

2003 Oliver Cromwell Cox Award, American Sociological Association Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities