Collaborative Projects—Service and Servitude
Collaborative Research Interest Group Projects (RIGs)
“Service and Servitude” is designed to strengthen feminist intellectual inquries and interdisciplinary collaborations on the historical and contemporary nature of care work in the Americas. This project brings together members from three RIGS—Américas, U.S. Third-World Feminisms; and Law, Culture and Society. The RIGs plan two symposiums for the coming academic year. “Place and Displacement in African American Literature” is scheduled for March 2012 and is being coordinated by Courtney Thorsson, English. “Domestic Slavery and Servitude in the Americas” is scheduled for May 2012, and is being coordinated by Michele McKinley, Law. Events and activities will examine the gendered nature of domestic work, the class and ethnic dynamics between servants and mistresses, the enduringly racialized character of the care economy, the impact of globalization on ‘women’s work,’ and the state’s role in criminalizing and facilitating sex and care work.
What We Do
NCRW is a network of leading university and community based research, policy, and advocacy centers with a growing global reach dedicated to advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. We also have a Corporate Circle comprised of senior diversity professionals from leading U.S. and global member companies and a Presidents Circle of college and university leaders who share our commitment. NCRW harnesses the collective power of its network to provide knowledge, analysis, and thought leadership on issues ranging from reducing women’s poverty to building a critical mass of women’s leadership across sectors.