Tracking Intersectionality Over Time: History, Context and Employment Practices in International Airlines.

The talk will present the findings of studies of workplace discrimination in comparative international airlines over time. In particular, we will discuss the role of history and context in shaping understandings of gender, race, class, ethnicity and employment practices.

Albert Mills, Ph.D., is Professor of Management, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University, Canada; Professor of Innovative Management (2.0), University of Eastern Finland. He was Director of the Sobey PhD (Management) program from 2003 to 2018. His main research interests are gender and diversity; management and organizational history; Canadian management theory; and business research methods – contributing to the development of ANTi-History, Critical Sensemaking and the Sociology of Management Knowledge and centre on the impact of organization on people, focusing on organizational change and human liberation. These research interests are peppered throughout his forty-five books and edited collections; and almost 100 book chapters and more than 100 scholarly journals. Currently prof. Mills is Co-Chair, International CMS Board ( and Co-Editor of journal Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal; he served as for editorial boards for number of other journals. Also prof. Mills served on the ASAC Executive from 1999 to 2009 as Vice-President Communications, President, and Conference Chair. He helped to establish the CMS Area of the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences (CJAS), serving as area editor (2007-2011). He also co-edited two Special Issues of CJAS and published eight articles. At the 2009 Niagara Falls conference he was awarded the first ever Honorary Life Time Membership award. Among numerous prof. Mills’ awards, in 2008 he was awarded the President’s Award for Excellence in Research Saint Mary’s University; in 2017 he was awarded for the Best Paper Award Management History Division, Academy of Management and for the Best Paper Award Academy of Management Learning & Education journal.

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