Build Back Better.  That's the mantra of the day as we, in the United States, envision our post-pandemic "new normal."  In this surprising and provocative look at the American way of work, scholar and author ERIN HATTON discusses three seemingly disparate groups of people--college athletes, prison laborers, and workfare recipients--in her latest book, "COERCED: Work Under Threat of Punishment."  It's a conversation that couldn't be more timely as we re-imagine a more just and equitable society as the pandemic rages on in the wake of George Floyd human rights protests worldwide.  

Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Buffalo, Hatton studies the world of work and labor.

Department of Sociology, University of Buffalo   

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