Ethel Brooks, 16 Days Advisory Committee
Ethel Brooks is a professor of Sociology at Rutgers University. She has a joint appointment with the Department of Women's and Gender Studies. Dr. Brooks holds a Ph.D. from New York University and is interested in relations of gender, race, class, labor practices and nation-state formations, with a focus on South Asia, Central America and the United States. Her research explores areas of critical political economy, globalization, social movements, feminist theory, comparative sociology, nationalism, urban geographies and post-colonialism, with close attention to epistemology. Brooks is the author of Unraveling the Garment Industry: Transnational Organizing and Women’s Work (University of Minnesota Press, 2007) which received the award for Outstanding Book for 2010 from the Society for the Study of Social Problems, and in 2011 was awarded a prestigious Fulbright-University of the Arts London Distinguished Chair Award to spend the academic year 2011/2012 at TrAIN, the Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation.