Joseph R. Gladden Jr. Public Lecture

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Campbell Hall C-Frannie Graves Auditorium (Rm 128)
Event Type
Cultural Event Featured Event
Demetrice Williams
Special Events and Community Relations

 "You're Hired! But Are You An Employee?"

Augustus "Gus" Bonner Cochran III
Adeline A. Loridans Professor of Political Science 

Not all workers are considered employees by the law. This talk will address how the definition of employee is changing, how the broader social context of neoliberal globalization is shaping these changes, and why these developments matter, both for workers and for our democracy.
Reception follows in Bullock Science Center, Baker Atrium
This event is free and open to the public; no ticket required.

About Augustus "Gus" Bonner Cochran III
A native of Athens, Georgia, Gus Cochran is Adeline A. Loridans Professor of Political Science at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, where he has taught courses in American politics, law, and political theory since 1973. A graduate of Davidson College in North Carolina, he has an M.A. from Indiana University and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, both in political science, and a law degree from Georgia State University. In addition to publishing articles on labor and employment law in U.S. and Brazilian academic journals, he is the author of Democracy Heading South: National Politics in the Shadow of Dixie (2001) and Sexual Harassment and the Law: The Mechelle Vinson Case (2004), both published by the University Press of Kansas. Cochran has been a visiting professor at several Brazilian universities and has a Fulbright Research and Teaching Fellowship to the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, in the spring of 2018.

About the Gladden Public Lecture Award

The Gladden award is given to a member of the Agnes Scott faculty whose scholarly activities are especially noteworthy. Recipients are asked to give a public lecture to the Agnes Scott community on a topic related to his or her scholarly work. This lectureship was established by the Agnes Scott Board of Trustees in honor of Joseph R. Gladden Jr., who served as chair of the board 1992 to 2002. 

Joseph R. Gladden Jr. Public Lecture

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