Evelyn Nakano Glenn

Evelyn Nakano Glenn

Founding Director

Evelyn Nakano Glenn is Professor Emerita of Gender & Women’s Studies and Ethnic Studies, and the Founding Director of the Center for Race & Gender, leading the CRG from its inception in 2001 to 2017. Her teaching and research interests focus on transdisciplinary methods, political economy of households, the intersection of race and gender, immigration, and citizenship. Her articles have appeared in journals such as 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) Professor Glenn has recently published her newest book Forced to Care: Coercion and Caregiving in America (Harvard University Press) and the edited volume Shades of Difference: Why Skin Color Matters (Stanford University Press).

Major Publications

Forced to Care: Coercion and Caregiving in America Harvard University Press, 2012
Shades of Difference: Why Skin Color Matters Stanford University Press, 2009
Unequal Freedom,How Race and Gender Shaped American Citizen and Labor Harvard University Press, 2004
Mothering: Ideology, Experience and Agency Routledge Press, 1994
Issei, Nisei, War Bride: Three Generations of Japanese American Women in Domestic Service Temple University Press, 1988

On November 3, 2016, the Center for Race & Gender hosted a one day symposium, The Insurgent Legacy of Evelyn Nakano Glenn. Visit symposium page for videos and more information.