About the speaker:
Judith Stepan-Norris's areas of interest are the U.S. labor movement and equity in higher education. During her UCI career, she has served as Social Science Equity Advisor (2012-2014), UCI Senate Chair (2009-2010) and Vice Provost for Academic Planning (2014-2019). She is the co-author of two books, one of which received the Max Weber Award for Distinguished Publication, as well as many articles, several of which also received scholarly awards. She is currently working on a co-authored book manuscript on the fate of the U.S. labor movement over the last 115 years.
About the series:
“What Matters to Me and Why” encourages reflection about values, beliefs and motivations in the lives of those who shape our university. The series explores personal journeys – choices made, difficulties encountered, commitments formed and joys revealed – with the hope that these stories will help us to understand diverse pathways in life, work and leadership. Such understandings are crucial for fortifying tolerance, strengthening bonds, and supporting the virtues that make UCI a great institution.