Carolyn Pinedo Turnovsky is an assistant professor in Law, Societies, and Justice and American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington. She is a sociologist by training, and specializes in immigration and labor studies, with a particular interest in the participation and rights of Latina/o immigrants in the U.S. labor market. Her research and teaching interests examine varied structuring forces – race, gender, nation and [il]legality – that intersect with immigration and labor legislation to shape a diversity of outcomes of inequality.
Currently, she is completing her first book manuscript, Daily Labors. Marketing Identity and Bodies on a New York City Street Corner, which highlights the role of race, gender and legal status in shaping the labor market outcomes and worker consciousness of immigrant day laborers in New York City.
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