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K-State Today Student Edition

April 14, 2017

Career Chat with Adia Harvey Wingfield

Submitted by Tawny Ochs


Adia Harvey Wingfield, professor of sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, will present a Career Chat from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, in the Big 12 Room in the K-State Student Union.

Wingfield will provide a personal take on her path through academia and the lessons learned along the way. Space for this event is limited. You must RSVP by 5 p.m. Friday, April 21, to reserve a seat. 

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. Read more about Winfield's work.

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; sociology, anthropology, and social work department; and the sociology program. Support also has been provided by the SASW Diversity and Inclusion Workgroup.