Alena Křížková, Hana Maříková:
From “doing” and “undoing gender” to changing the university system in the United States and work-family balance: An interview with Nancy Jurik [45]

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Křížková, Alena, Hana Maříková. 2009. „From “doing” and “undoing gender” to changing the university system in the United States and work-family balance: An interview with Nancy Jurik.“ Gender, rovné příležitosti, výzkum 10 (1): 45-49

Nancy Jurik has been a professor in the School of Justice & Social Inquiry at Arizona State University since 1981. Her research and teaching interests address issues of gender, occupations, work/related technology, and work organizations. Nancy Jurik is interested in the economic justice surrounding small businesses, microenterprise development, and economic policy relating to poverty and wealth accumulation. Her past research focuses on women in traditionally male occupations. The ongoing research of Prof. Jurik includes a study of the use of technology to facilitate the performance of work away from the office, and gender issues in family business in the US. Nancy Jurik teaches courses in Economic Justice, Women and Work, Theories of Justice, and Feminism & Justice. In 2002/2003, she served as president of the Society for the Study of Social Problems.
In 2007 she and Susan Ehrlich Martin published the second edition of the book Doing Justice, Doing Gender: Women in Legal and Criminal Justice Occupations. Her book Bootstrap Dreams: U.S. Microenterprise Development In an Era of Welfare Reform was published in 2005 and focuses on the issues surrounding US. microenterprise development in the new economy. 
In May 2009, Prof. Jurik came to Prague with Prof. Gray Cavender and visited the Gender & Sociology Department of the Institute of Sociology, where they both gave lectures on “U.S. University Changes in a Time of Economic Crisis” and Prof. Jurik held a lecture on “Technology and the Balance of Work, Family, and Life.” On this occasion, we conducted this interview with her on the conception of “doing gender” and “undoing gender”, the changing US university system, and work-family balance.

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