Sheedy Family Program Dinner Speaker Series: Adia Wingfield


Location: South Dining Hall (The Oak Room)

Sheedy Students: join us for our monthly Dinner Speaker Series!

Each month we will gather as a community to share a meal, listen to a presentation by an invited speaker, and engage in liberal-arts-style dialogue about the evening’s topic.

We will meet each month in the Oak Room, a private dining room located in South Dining Hall. Dinner will be catered by Notre Dame’s Three Leaf Catering.

We will be joined this month by Adia Harvey Wingfield, who is "the Mary Tileston Hemenway Professor of Arts & Sciences and Vice Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research examines how and why racial and gender inequality persists in professional occupations. Professor Wingfield has lectured internationally on her research in this area, and her work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals including Annual Review of Sociology, Gender & Society, and American Sociological Review. She has served as President of both Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) and the Southern Sociological Society (SSS), and is an elected member of the Sociological Research Association. In addition to her academic scholarship, Professor Wingfield writes regularly for mainstream outlets including Slate, The AtlanticVox, and Harvard Business Review. She is the recipient of multiple awards including the 2013 Richard A. Lester Award from Princeton University for her book No More Invisible Man: Race and Gender in Men’s Work; the 2018 Public Understanding of Sociology award from the American Sociological Association; and the 2019 C. Wright Mills Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) for her most recent book, Flatlining: Race, Work, and Health Care in the New Economy."


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