Center on Ethnographies of Work

CONTACT US

Center Co-Directors

Mary Gatta
Associate Professor of Sociology
Email: Mary.Gatta@guttman.cuny.edu
Phone: (646) 313-8882
Location: 611-B

Niesha Ziehmke
Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Planning
Email: Niesha.Ziehmke@guttman.cuny.edu
Phone: (646) 313-8861
Location: 608

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Mission & Vision

The Center on Ethnographies of Work champions career education grounded in the curriculum which explores the meaning of work in human lives and helps students develop a critical lens on the systems at play in the labor market and workplace.

The Center on Ethnographies of Work engages students as partners in the education, research, and advocacy required to champion and support a tremendous, diverse talent pool, break cycles of poverty and exclusion, and transform the world of work on a national scale.

The Center on Ethnographies of Work

  • Partners with educational institutions to provide opportunities for students to develop a critical lens on work structures and systems
  • Researches educational practices that empower students to successfully navigate career pathways
  • Advocates for policies and practices that promote the adoption of EoW frameworks​