The Department of Geography offers our congratulations to Professor Kim England, who has just been named the new Harry Bridges Endowed Chair in Labor Studies! Professor England's research spans feminist, economic, social and political geographies, and the interconnections between inequalities, social reproduction and the state, primarily in urban North America. Professor and Chair of the geography department, Sarah Elwood, notes that Professor England is "particularly well suited for the Bridges Chair, given her career-long focus on understanding socio-spatial processes of labor that operate from the scale of the home to the globe... Professor England [has] conducted research on home care from the perspective of paid home care workers – nurses, attendants, and personal support workers – as well as long-term care recipients and their family caregivers." While serving as the Bridges Chair, Professor England will continue teaching her popular courses that include GEOG 342 Geography of Inequality (WIN 2019) and GEOG 490 The Seattle Region (SPR 2019).
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