Evelyn Nakano Glenn

Evelyn Nakano Glenn

Professor of Women's Studies , Professor of Ethnic Studies , Founding Director of Center for Race and Gender
Dept of Ethnic Studies
Dept of Gender and Women's Studies
(510) 643-8488
(510) 642-0246
Research Expertise and Interest
labor, citizenship, undocumented students, caring work, settler colonialism, skin color bias
Research Description

Evelyn Nakano Glenn is Professor of Gender & Women's Studies and Ethnic Studies and Founding Director of the Center for Race and Gender. Her teaching and research interests focus on the political economy of households, race and gender inequaity and discrimination, settler colonialism, immigration, and citizenship. Her articles have appeared such journals as American Sociological Review, Social Problems, Signs, Feminist Studies, Social Science History, Stanford Law Review, Contemporary Sociology, and Review of Radical Political Economy, as well as in numerous edited volumes. She is the author of Issei, Nisei, War Bride: Three Generations of Japanese American Women in Domestic Service (Temple University Press), Mothering: Ideology, Experience and Agency (Routledge), Unequal Freedom, How Race and Gender Shaped American Citizen and Labor (Harvard University Press), Shades of Difference: Why Skin Color Matters (Stanford University Press), and Forced to Care: Coercion and Caregiving in America (Harvard University Press).

In the News

October 18, 2011

As need for care grows, women fill the gap

Even as the social safety net frays and the number of people needing care swells, the ranks of traditional family caregivers are steadily shrinking. Who will absorb the cost and impact of care? Women, writes Evelyn Nakano Glenn, professor of ethnic and women’s studies, in her newest book, “Forced to Care: Coercion and Caring in America.”