Essential for What? A Conversation on the Global Dimensions of Essential Work

A pivotal dimension of COVID-19 has been the classification of certain work(ers) as essential. In dialogue with Sara Stevano, lead author of “Essential for What? A Global Social Reproduction View on the Re-organisation of Work during the COVID-19 Pandemic,” respondents will discuss their own research on essential work.

Sara Stevano
Lecturer, Department of Economics, SOAS

In discussion with:

Mechele Dickerson
Arthur L. Moller Chair in Bankruptcy Law and Practice & University Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Texas at Austin School of Law

Karen Engle
Minerva House Drysdale Regents Chair in Law and Founder and Co-Director, Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, University of Texas at Austin School of Law

Sam Tabory
PhD Student, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University

Sharmila Rudrappa
Professor of Sociology & Director of the South Asia Institute, University of Texas at Austin

Relevant Research ClustersCare WorkEssential WorkWork Across the Global South

Dial-In Information

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Or via YouTube Livestream:

Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Policy & Law, Research Opportunities & Studies, World & Culture, Social Justice


School of Law

Target Audience

General Public





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