Steven McKay

TitleAssociate Professor,
Director, UCSC Center for Labor Studies
DivisionSocial Sciences Division
DepartmentSociology Department
AffiliationsCollege Nine,
Community Studies Program
Web Site UCSC Center for Labor Studies
OfficeCollege Eight 318
Office HoursWednesdays 10:00-12:00, and by appointment
Campus Mail StopCollege Eight Faculty Services
Mail1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA
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Research Interests

Labor and labor markets, political sociology, globalization and social change, migration and racial formation, Southeast Asia.

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Wisconsin - Madison
M.A., Southeast Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin - Madison
B.A., Political Economy of Industrial Societies, University of California - Berkeley

Honors, Awards and Grants

2007 Distinguished Scholarly Book Award
American Sociological Association’s Labor and Labor Movements Section

2010 Award for Universal Design in Instruction, Disability Resource Center, UC Santa Cruz

2012 Chancellor's Achievement Award for Diversity, UC Santa Cruz

Selected Publications

New Routes for Diaspora Studies, co-edited book with Sukanya Banerjee and Aims McGuinness, Indiana University Press, 2012

Satanic Mills or Silicon Islands? The Politics of High-Tech Production in the Philippines, Cornell University/ILR Press, 2006 (co-published in the Philippines by Ateneo de Manila University Press)

"Re-Masculinizing the Hero: Filipino Migrant Men and Gender Privilege," Asia Research Institute Working Paper Series - WPS 172, National University of Singapore, December 2011

“Masculinities Afloat: Filipino Seafarers and the Situational Performance of Manhood at Sea, in Port, and at Home” – with D. E. Lucero-Prisno III, in M. Ford and L. Lyons (eds) Masculinities in Southeast Asia, Routledge Press, 2011.

“Filipino Sea Men: Constructing Masculinities in an Ethnic Labour Niche,” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies vol. 33 no. 2, May 2007: 617-633; revised and expanded version in Rhacel Salazar Parreñas and Lok Siu (eds) Asian Diasporas: New Formations, New Conceptions, Stanford University Press, 2007: 63-83

“The Scalar Strategies of Capital, State and Labor in Evolving Philippine Economic Zones,” Journal of Comparative Asian Development vol. 5 no. 2, Fall 2006: 203-227

“Hard Drives and Glass Ceilings: Gender Stratification in High-Tech Production,” Gender & Society vol. 20 no. 2, April 2006: 207-235

“The Squeaky Wheel's Dilemma: New Forms of Labor Organizing in the Philippines,” Labor Studies Journal vol. 30 no. 4, Winter 2005: 41-63

Courses Taught

SOCY 15: World Society: Origins and Consequences of Globalization
SOCY 167A: Work and Inequality
SOCY 188A: Social Change in Global Economy
SOCY 220: Global Transformations: Macrosociological Perspectives
SOCY 229: Ethnographies of Work and the Work of Ethnography