For the past nine years, the Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence (CAAIE) has been presented to UC Berkeley faculty who have an extraordinary record of accomplishment in promoting diversity while advancing equity and inclusion through their scholarship, research, teaching, and public service.
Professor Glenn is internationally recognized as a preeminent sociological scholar, whose groundbreaking research on women’s work, U.S. labor and citizenship, comparative race and ethnic studies, and Japanese American experience has had a transformative impact on the field. She is the Founding Director of UC Berkeley’s Center for Race and Gender, a pioneering research unit devoted exclusively to research on race, gender and their intersection that has become a model for similar centers across the country. In additional to her scholarship, Evelyn is a highly regarded mentor to students from underrepresented backgrounds, and she has long been involved in a wide range of diversity and social justice initiatives on campus and far beyond.
Professor Glenn will use her grant to complete a book and film project on the untold story of the 5,000 Japanese Americans who were able to flee the Pacific States to avoid internment during World War II, as well as to begin research designed to identify how immigrant women caregivers of the elderly make sense of and cope with repeated cycles of grief.