School of Geography

Seminar - Transnational Labour Citizenship: Restructuring Labour Migration to Reinforce Workers Rights

17 February 2010

Time: 1:00 - 2:00pm
Venue: City Centre Seminar Room, FB 2.07

Jennifer Gordon teaches in the fields of Immigration Law and Labour Law. Her recent articles have addressed the topics of low-wage labour migration, the intersection of race and immigration, and the role of law in struggles for social justice. Her book, Suburban Sweatshops: The Fight for Immigrant Rights, was published in 2005 by Harvard University Press.

Prior to joining the Fordham faculty, in 1992 Gordon founded the Workplace Project in New York, a nationally recognized grassroots workers centre that organises low-wage Latino immigrants to fight for just treatment on the job. After leaving the Workplace Project in 1998, she was the J. Skelly Wright Fellow at Yale Law School. Gordon was chosen in 1995 as one of National Law Journal's forty leading lawyers under the age of 40 in the United States. In 1998, she was named “Outstanding Public Interest Advocate of the Year” by the National
Association for Public Interest Law (now Equal Justice Works). She was awarded a MacArthur Prize Fellowship in 1999.