Katherine Turk

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.


A Roundtable: Eileen Boris’ Making the Woman Worker

by , on March 7, 2020

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. 

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Sex Equality by What Measure?

by on June 9, 2016
Many of North Carolina's HB2’s opponents have pinned their hopes on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the once-ambiguous federal provision that now shields workers from gender stereotyping and sexualized attention. But Title VII has been an unreliable route to gender-based justice for women and sexual minorities. Read more →