The Henkel Lecture Series: Professor William Bielby


Location: Hesburgh Library, William J. Carey Auditorium

The Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts and the Department of Sociology present:

“Managerial Discretion, Employment Discrimination, and Title VII Class Actions: Is There Life After Dukes v. Wal-Mart?”

A lecture by Professor William Bielby

William T. Bielby is a professor of sociology at the University of Illinois, Chicago and distinguished research scholar in the University of Arizona’s School of Sociology. He is also a past president of the American Sociological Association. He has been an expert witness in dozens of employee discrimination cases, including Dukes v. Walmart and McReynolds v. Merrill Lynch, two of the largest civil rights class-action suits in history. Bielby will discuss the cases, issues of gender and racial inequality in the workplace, and the ways in which class action suits are transforming the practices of American Business.

Reception to follow.