Jill Esbenshade, PhD

Jill Esbenshade is Professor of Sociology at San Diego State University.  Dr. Esbenshade received a Ph.D. from University of California at Berkeley and B.A. from Brown University. She is the author of Monitoring Sweatshops: Workers, Consumers, and the Global Apparel Industry. Her research focuses on governmental and corporate policy as it relates to labor and immigration issues.  She has published numerous policy reports as well as academic articles and book chapters on a variety of topics including: sweatshops, wage theft, local anti-immigrant regulations, DNA testing of refugees, misclassification of independent contractors, and the working conditions of hotel housekeepers, restaurant employees, garment workers and taxi drivers. She also serves on the board of the Workers Rights Consortium and is a member of the California Faculty Association.