Katherine Eva Maich

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Katherine Eva Maich

Curriculum Vitae
Research Interests
Law; Labor & Work; Gender; Informality; Ethnography; Latin America

I am currently a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Center for Global Workers' Rights in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at The Pennsylvania State University. I recently completed my Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, where I was a Berkeley Empirical Legal Studies Graduate Fellow. I hold a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Feminist Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where my thesis won the Outstanding Feminist Scholarship Award.

Recently, my work won the Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award from the ASA's Sociology of Law Section, the Cheryl Allen Miller Paper Award from Sociologists for Women in Society, and the Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award from the ASA's Labor and Labor Movements Section. My dissertation, “Domesticated Democracy? Labor Rights at Home in Lima and New York City,” examines the consequences of landmark labor protections for household workers—predominantly immigrant and indigenous women of color—in these two large urban centers of migration with recent law. I am the recipient of several fellowships, including the American Association of University Women American Dissertation Fellowship, the Inter-American Foundation’s Grassroots Development Fellowship (IIE), and the Mellon Latin American Sociology Fellowship, among others.

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Dissertation Title
"Domesticated Democracy? Labor Rights at Home in Lima and New York City"
Dissertation Committee
Raka Ray (Chair), Kim Voss, Laura Enriquez, Jonathan Simon (Law)