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K-State Today

April 25, 2017



Adia Harvey Wingfield to present 'No More Invisible Man: Professional Black Men's Gendered Interactions in White Male-Dominated Workplaces'

By Tawny Ochs

Adia Harvey Wingfield, professor of sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, will present "No More Invisible Man: Professional Black Men's Gendered Interactions in White Male-Dominated Workplaces" from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, May 1, in the Flint Hills Room of the K-State Student Union. The presentation is open to the K-State and Manhattan communities.

This presentation examines how both race and gender inform black men's interactions with women when working in white male-dominated professions.

Winfield's visit has been made possible through financial contributions from the K-State Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering; the College of Arts and Sciences Diversity Committee; the sociology, anthropology and social work department; and the sociology program. Support also has been provided by the sociology, anthropology and social work diversity and inclusion workgroup.

Wingfield received a doctorate in sociology from Johns Hopkins University in 2004. She specializes in research that examines the ways intersections of race, gender and class affect social processes at work. In particular, she is an expert on the workplace experiences of minority workers in predominantly white professional settings, and specifically on black male professionals in occupations where they are in the minority.

Wingfield has lectured internationally on her research in this area, and her research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals including Social Problems, Gender and Society, Qualitative Sociology and American Behavioral Scientist. She is the author of several books, most recently the award-winning "No More Invisible Man: Race and Gender in Men's Work" (Temple University Press).  

Wingfield teaches classes on race, gender, social theory and work, that encourage students to wrestle with the ways that intersections of race, gender and class are institutionalized in various social spheres like media, the workplace, schools and in public spaces. 

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