Lecture Explores Upward Mobility Issues for Black Male Professionals March 3

A UT lecture will explore the interactions of professional black men in a predominantly white male workplace at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3.

Adia Harvey Wingfield, a professor of sociology at Washington University, will present the lecture, “No More Invisible Man: Professional Black Men’s Gendered Interactions in Predominantly White Male Workplaces,” in the McCarty Auditorium, Room 109 in the UT Art and Architecture Building.

The Department of Sociology is sponsoring the lecture.

The lecture is based on Wingfield’s multiple-prize-winning book, No More Invisible Man, which explores how professional black men navigate promotions, occupational networks and upward mobility under conditions where they are often viewed as tokenized minorities.

Earlier that day, at noon, Wingfield will present a colloquium titled “Professional Work in a Post-Racial Era: Black American’s Everyday Racial Realities in the Health Care Industry” in 1210 McClung Tower.

The lectures are free and open to the public.

Wingfield joined Washington University last fall. Previously, she was on the sociology faculty at Georgia State University for nine years. She is also a contributing writer to the Atlantic.

Wingfield specializes in research that examines the ways intersections of race, gender and class affect social processes at work. She is an expert on the workplace experiences of minority workers in predominantly white professional settings, specifically on black male professionals in occupations where they are in the minority.

Visit the Department of Sociology website for more about its events.

CONTACT:

Stephanie Bohon (865-974-7019, sbohon@utk.edu)

Lola Alapo (865-974-3993, lola.alapo@tennessee.edu)