Date of Graduation


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science


Political Science


Saeidi, Shirin

Committee Member/Reader

Dominguez, Freddy

Committee Member/Second Reader

Maxwell, Angie

Committee Member/Third Reader

Erickson, Kirstin


In "This Woman's Work: A Comprehensive Analysis of the Domestic Workers who Swept the Shards of a Shattered Glass Ceiling" Grier McClard argues that the industry of Domestic Service experienced a massive shift in the second half of the 20th century, transforming from a sign of wealth and privilege, to a necessity for many. Despite the necessity of domestic workers for families, they are consistently one of the most unprotected and underpaid class of workers. McClard ties these changes in Domestic Work to Second Wave feminist ideology, and the influx of women working away from their houses.


Feminism, Domestic Work, Second Wave, Intersectionality, Race, Labor