Judith Stepan-Norris is Professor and Chair of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. Her areas of interest are the U.S. labor movement and gender equity in higher education. During her UCI career, she has served as Social Science Equity Advisor (2012-2014), UCI Senate Chair (2009-2010) and Vice Provost for Academic Planning (2014-2019). She is the co-author of two books, one of which received the Max Weber Award for Distinguished Publication, as well as many articles, several of which also received scholarly awards. She is currently working on a co-authored book manuscript on the fate of the U.S. labor movement over the last 115 years.