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It's Beyond the Gig: Work and the Platform Economy

Event Details

November 20, 2019
4:00 pm

Gordon Hall

Room: 3rd floor conference room

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Mythreyi Krishnan

Juliet Schor will deliver the Samuel Bowles lecture. Schor's talk is titled, "It's Beyond the Gig: Work and the Platform Economy."

Juliet Schor is Professor of Sociology at Boston College. Schor is also a member of the MacArthur Foundation Connected Learning Research Network. Schor’s research focuses on consumption, time use, and environmental sustainability. A graduate of Wesleyan University, Schor received her Ph.D. in economics at the University of Massachusetts. Before joining Boston College, she taught at Harvard University for 17 years, in the Department of Economics and the Committee on Degrees in Women's Studies. In 2014 Schor received the American Sociological Association’s award for Public Understanding of Sociology.

Schor’s most recent books are Sustainable Lifestyles and the Quest for Plenitude: Case Studies of the New Economy (Yale University Press, 2014) which she co-edited with Craig Thompson, and True Wealth: How and Why Millions of Americans are Creating a Time-Rich, Ecologically Light, Small-Scale, High-Satisfaction Economy (2011 by The Penguin Press, previously published as Plenitude.) As part of her work with the MacArthur Foundation, Schor is currently researching the “connected economy,” via a series of case studies of sharing platforms and their participants. She is also studying the relationship between working hours, inequality and carbon emissions.

A reception will follow in the Gordon Hall atrium.

Sponsored by the Department of Economics.

Event Category

Lecture/Talk/Panel Economics