As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we are pleased to host a roundtable discussion on Eileen Boris’ new book, Making the Woman Worker: Precarious Labor and the Fight for Global Standards, 1919-2019. Boris’ book, centered on the International Labor Organization, the global United Nations agency that sets labor standards, offers a window to understanding gendered labor systems and the struggles to redefine them through the ILO.Read more →
posts and bio Katherine Turk
Katherine Turk, an associate professor of history and adjunct associate professor of women’s and gender studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is the author of Equality on Trial: Gender and Rights in the Modern American Workplace (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016). Her next book, A Dangerous Sisterhood: The Lost History of the National Organization for Women, is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.