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Open Lecture on Invisible Labor

Dr. Christine Stanley will lead an open lecture and discussion about the problem of “invisible labor” experienced by faculty and staff from underrepresented populations.

Invisible labor is broadly defined as the expectation and pressure that many diverse faculty and staff feel to serve as role models, mentors, and advisors to underrepresented students, and to meet the institutional needs for diverse representation on committees, at meetings, and in departmental or office activities.

Dr. Stanley is vice president and associate provost for diversity emerita at Texas A&M University and a nationally-recognized expert on diversity in higher education. Her visit is intended to help raise awareness about this issue and to provide guidance for addressing inequities. This event is sponsored by the Office of the Provost in coordination with the Chancellor’s commissions and the Office of Diversity & Engagement.  

This event will be webcast online.

Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 9:00am to 11:00am

Student Union, 362
1502 Cumberland Ave. Knoxville, TN 37996

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Lectures & Presentations


Diversity & Inclusion, Career & Employment


Faculty & Staff


Office of the Provost

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Heather Cockrum

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LoRe, Sondra Marie

LoRe, Sondra Marie left a positive review 8/21/2019

This was an outstiding talk! Thank you for inviting Dr. Christine Stanley to visit! I also want to say how very much I appreciated with webcast option. Thunderstorms and construction delays that morning doubled commute time so having the webcast allowed me to listen in my car and all the way into the office. I was so sorry I couldn't make it to the Student Union in time but the webcast was a wonderful alternative.