Kathleen studies work and inequality. Her broad research agenda is to understand experiences of work in light of both ongoing global economic transformations and enduring inequality in the labor process. To explore how workers in both “old” and “new” occupations navigate unpredictable schedules in Texas and NYC. Kathleen's dissertation draws on 120 interviews with contingent agricultural, oil & gas, academic and platform workers in NYC and Texas. Kathleen explores how workers’ experiences are situated in space and time: where people live and work intersects with the opportunities and constraints they confront, impacting how they navigate work and life, experience the present and envision the future. Kathleen seeks to leverage the data from this diverse group of workers to contribute broader knowledge on the rapidly evolving landscape of work.
MA, MPhil, Columbia University (Sociology)
MA, UC San Diego (Latin American Studies)
BA, New York University (Latin American Studies and English)
Caron, Cathleen, Kathleen Griesbach, Ursula Roldan & Roxanne Sandoval. “Guatemala’s Implementation of the ICRMW: Emerging Effects” (Book Chapter). 2018. In Shining New Light on the UN Migrant Worker Convention. Pretoria, South Africa: Pretoria University Law Press.
García, Angela, Kathleen Griesbach, Jessica Andrade, Cristina González, and Guillermo Yrizar Barbosa. 2011. “Pressure from the Inside: The Effects of State-Level Immigration Policies for Tlacuitapenses in Oklahoma and California” (Book Chapter). In Recession without Borders: Mexican Migrants Confront the Economic Downturn edited by David FitzGerald, Rafael Alarcon, and Leah Muse-Orlinoff. La Jolla, CA and Boulder, CO: CCIS and Lynne Rienner Publishers.