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"Where the 'White' Guys At? Normalizing Race-Gender Hierarchies in Service Work" Talk March 23rd

Written By Editor on 3/6/17 | 3/6/17

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Francisca Oyogoa, a distinguished sociologist, will discuss race and gender inequalities in service work in a lecture at The College of Saint Rose.

Oyogoa will deliver her talk, “Where the ‘White’ Guys At?  Normalizing Race-Gender Hierarchies in Service Work,” Thursday, March 23, at 6 p.m. in the Saint Joseph Hall Auditorium, 985 Madison Ave., Albany, New York.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Oyogoa is an assistant professor in sociology and African American studies at Bard College at Simon's Rock in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.  Her research focuses on both historical and contemporary race, gender and nationality-based inequality in the labor market.  She has conducted extensive qualitative interviews and ethnographic observations on cruise ships to determine how workers understand and negotiate these racial, gender and national hierarchies in a contemporary globalized workplace.  Oyogoa’s most current project is a book titled Performing Difference: Employers’ Race-Gender Ideology and Service Work on Trains, Planes, and Cruises, 1867-Present.  Oyogoa has presented her research at numerous conferences and is the recipient of a teaching excellence award.  Oyogoa holds a doctorate from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College.

For more information about the March 23 lecture, contact Dr. Marda Mustapha in the Saint Rose Department of History and Political Science at or phone 518-337-4696.

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