Not all workers are considered employees by the law. In this lecture, Augustus "Gus" Bonner Cochran III will address how the definition of employee is changing, how the broader social context of neoliberal globalization is shaping these changes, and why these developments matter, both for workers and for our democracy. The lecture is free and open to the public and will be held in Agnes Scott College's Campbell Hall.
Gus Cochran is Adeline A. Loridans Professor of Political Science at Agnes Scott, where he has taught courses in American politics, law, and political theory since 1973. In addition to publishing articles on labor and employment law in U.S. and Brazilian academic journals, he is the author of Democracy Heading South: National Politics in the Shadow of Dixie (2001) and Sexual Harassment and the Law: The Mechelle Vinson Case(2004), both published by the University Press of Kansas. Cochran has been a visiting professor at several Brazilian universities and has a Fulbright Research and Teaching Fellowship to the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, in the spring of 2018.
The Gladden award is given to a member of the Agnes Scott faculty whose scholarly activities are especially noteworthy. Recipients are asked to give a public lecture to the Agnes Scott community on a topic related to his or her scholarly work.