Dr. Jennifer J. PeeksMease (aka Mease) is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication Studies. She focuses her energy on creating the conditions under which people can be the best versions of themselves. As a scholar she does this by investigating how social bias is built into organizational structures, and identifying ways that individuals and groups cope with, challenge, and change those structures. Here at JMU she works with a fabulous group of undergraduate students in the Gender and Work Research Collective, which focuses on research and outreach that addresses issues of women and work. You can check out their blog here. More broadly, Jennifer is interested in the intersections of identity and work, the cultural production of whiteness and white identity, and changing organizations/organizing for social change.  

For a complete account of PeeksMease’s teaching and scholarship click here.

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