Graduate Students

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  • Liana Katz
  • Advisor: Andrea Marston
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Email: liana.katz@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: labor, mechanization, racial capitalism, STS

 

My research focuses on the experience of work within the warehousing sector with particular attention to the interaction between human and machine labor. I explore how this contemporary labor landscape emerged from longstanding racial capitalist dynamics as well as the more recent mechanization of work in the 19th-20th centuries. 

I have contributed research to a variety of grassroots and labor-focused organizations, including the UCLA Labor Center's nail salon industry study and the New Jersey Coalition for Immigrant Representation.