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May 1, 2022 @ 3:00 pm

In-Person | Panes of the Glass Ceiling: An Evening with Kerri Lynn Stone and Judge Bronwyn C. Miller


May 1, 2022
3:00 pm



Books & Books  and Miami Book Fair present…

An Evening with Professor Kerri Lynn Stone

in conversation with

Judge Bronwyn C. Miller


Panes of the Glass Ceiling: The Unspoken Beliefs Behind the Law’s Failure to Help Women Achieve Professional Parity 

(Cambridge University Press, $40.24)

Sunday, May 1, 3 PM ET


About the Book:

More than fifty years of civil rights legislation and movements have not ended employment discrimination. This book reframes the discourse about the “glass ceiling” that women face with respect to workplace inequality. It explores the unspoken, societally held beliefs that underlie and engender workplace behaviour and failures of the law, policy, and human nature that contribute “panes” and (“pains”) to the “glass ceiling.” Each chapter identifies an “unspoken belief” and connects it with failures of law, policy, and human nature. It then describes the resulting harm and shows how this belief is not imagined or operating in a vacuum, but is pervasive throughout popular culture and society. By giving voice to previously unvoiced – even taboo – beliefs, we can better address and confront them and the problems they cause.


About the Author:

PROFESSOR KERRI LYNN STONE is a Professor of Law at the Florida International University (FIU) College of Law, where she teaches and publishes in the fields of Employment Law and Employment Discrimination, among other subjects. She is a past Chair of the Association of American Law Schools’s Section on Women in Legal Education, and she has been named a “Top Scholar” by FIU. She also serves as a Fellow at the U.S. Academy on Workplace Bullying, Mobbing, and Abuse, and at the NYU Center for Labor and Employment Law. After receiving her B.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University, magna cum laude, Professor Stone received her Juris Doctorate from NYU School of Law, where she was named a Robert McKay Scholar. Prior to teaching at FIU, She clerked for three federal judges, including two at the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Newark, New Jersey, and practiced law with a large firm in Manhattan, before accepting a teaching fellowship at Temple University. Her published work focuses on examining anti-discrimination jurisprudence, including sexual harassment, stereotyping, and bullying. She lives in Coconut Grove with her husband, Josh, and their two children, Dylan Jacob and Marlee Dina.

About the Moderator:

JUDGE BRONWYN C. MILLER is a judge on Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal. Prior to her appointment to the appellate bench, she served as a prosecutor, adjunct professor, and county and circuit judge.

Judge Miller has served numerous times as a faculty member at Florida’s Conference of County Judges, Conference of Circuit Judges, Judicial College, and College of Advanced Judicial Studies, and she is a member of the Appellate Court Technology Committee, the Appellate Court Rules Committee of The Florida Bar, the Civil Jury Project at NYU School of Law, and two local nonprofit boards. She is the co-author of “Authentication of Digital Photographs under the Pictorial Testimony Theory: A Response to Critics,” “A Prolific Landscape: The Admissibility of Social Media Postings,” and “Prosecutorial Ethics: Beyond a Reasonable Doubt.”

Judge Miller has received the Alan R. Schwartz Professional Excellence Award, the Judge Steve Levine Professionalism Award, the Miami-Dade Commission on the Status of Women Outstanding Women in Government Award, the Conference of County Judges Leadership Award, the Legal Services Judicial Leadership Award, and the South Florida Hispanic Chamber Community Service Award. She lives in Miami with her husband and three children.