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Marquita Walker

School of Social Work, Department of Labor Studies

Expert Bio

Marquita Walker is the interim chair and associate professor of labor studies at the IU School of Social Work. Most of her research explores a theoretical approach and practical application to the (re)entry of workers into the workforce and the protection of workers’ rights. Her contributions to the literature on low-wage worker organizing, the unequal power balance between labor and management, and the collective’s fight for economic standing increases her prominence as a scholar in the field of labor studies.

Areas of Expertise

Workers’ education and (re)entry into the workforce, labor-management relationships, the protection of workers’ rights in global supply chains, indirect bias as a barrier to women’s entry into apprenticeship programs and the workforce in general.