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Jill Esbenshade, Professor of Sociology, has taught at SDSU since 2001. She holds a PhD from UC Berkeley and 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. As a practitioner of Public Sociology, 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 teaches classes on inequality, immigration, race, labor, engaged citizenship, and field methods, with a focus on community service learning and community-based research. She serves on the boards of the Workers Rights Consortium and the Center on Policy Initiatives.