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Social Justice in Community - Workplace Inequality Among LGBTQ+ Adults in the COVID Era

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The Social Justice in Community series brings human rights scholars into conversation about how their work illuminates human rights struggles around us today and what we can do about those struggles.

Join Social Justice in Community on April 25th for Workplace Inequality Among LGBTQ+ Adults in the Covid Era with Layne Amerikaner here:

Layne Amerikaner (she/her) is a University of Maryland sociology doctoral candidate and an editorial assistant for the Journal of Marriage and Family. Her research interests include intersectional approaches to studying health and well-being, LGBTQ+ families, and workplace inequality. Amerikaner is the co-author of Thinking Outside the Girl Box: Teaming Up With Resilient Youth in Appalachia, published by Ohio University Press in 2014. Her dissertation research, which is supported by a Russell Sage Foundation Dissertation Research Grant, examines workplace experiences and well-being among sexual and gender minority adults in the U.S. during the COVID era. Prior to pursuing a doctoral degree, she worked as a writer and editor for multiple nonprofit and community-based advocacy organizations. She has a master's degree in public policy and gender studies from George Washington University, a master's degree in sociology from the University of Maryland, and a bachelor's degree in anthropology from Franklin & Marshall College. Her writing has been published in Social Science & Medicine, Contexts, The Nation, Ms. Magazine, and Huffington Post, among other outlets.

Social Justice in Community is a partnership series between the Office of Human Rights, the Prince George's County Memorial Library System, and the University of Maryland.