Evelyn Nakano Glenn

Evelyn Nakano Glenn


566 Barrows
Office hours: Thurs 2-3:30, 640 Barrows


Center for Race and Gender


  • Ph.D., Harvard University
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley

Research interests

Comparative historical studies of race, gender and class and their intersections in relation to immigration, labor markets, and citizenship. Uncovering the connections among social structure, cultural discourse, and everyday experience

Selected publications

  • Forced to Care:  Coercion and Caregiving in America, Harvard University Press, 2010
  • Shades of Difference: Why Skin Color Matters (ed.) Stanford University Press, 2009
  • Unequal Freedom:  How Race and Gender Shaped American Citizenship and Labor (Cambridge, MA:  Harvard University Press, 2002)
  • Mothering: Ideology, Experience and Agency, Evelyn N. Glenn, Grace Chang and Linda Forcey, eds. (New York: Routledge, 1994)
  • Issei, Nisei, Warbride: Three Generations of Japanese American Women in Domestic Service (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1986)
  • Hidden Aspects of Women’s Work, Christine Bose, Roslyn Feldberg, and Natalie Sokoloff with the Women and Work Research Group, eds. (New York: Praeger, 1987)

Honors & Awards

  • 2009-2010 President, American Sociological Association
  • 2007 Feminist Lecturer for Outstanding Feminist Sociology, Sociologists for Women in Society
  • 2005 Jessie Bernard Award, American Sociological Association
  • 2004 Outstanding Book Award, American Sociological Association Section on Asia and Asian America
  • 2004 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award, Pacific Sociological Association
  • 2003 Oliver Cromwell Cox Award, American Sociological Association Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities


  • ES 230.  Comparative Theories and Methods
  • ES 203.  Social Structures: Contemporary Theories and Methods
  • ES 250. Theorizing and Doing Intersectionality
  • GWS 139.  Women and Work
  • GWS 101.  Doing Feminist Research