The Organizations, Occupations and Work Section of the American Sociological Association is led by a group of elected officers and council members. The current council members are featured below.
Elizabeth Gorman (’14) is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia, where she teaches courses on work, organizations, gender and work, and statistics. Her research interests focus on gender- and race-based workplace inequality and on professional and expert work. Her research has appeared in the American Sociological Review, the American Journal of Sociology, and a number of other journals and volumes.
Julie Kmec (’15) is Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of Graduate Studies at Washington State University. She is on the editorial board of Work and Occupations, Social Problems, and Social Science Research. Julie also serves as an editor of the Section’s blog “Work in Progress”. Her research primarily focuses on inequality at work, including the relationship between human resource policies and workplace segregation, organizational responses to employment discrimination, gender and work effort, and the family-work connection.
Taekjin Shin (’16) is an Assistant Professor at the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests concern corporate governance, executive compensation, wage inequality, organizational sociology, and economic sociology. He is currently studying the institutional explanation for the rise of executive compensation, the symbolic effect of shareholder-value orientation on the career outcomes of executive managers, and the linkage between corporate downsizing and executive compensation.
Adam Goldstein (’14) is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of California Berkeley. His research focuses on the economic sociology of financial capitalism in the contemporary United States. Current projects examine how labor market insecurity and growing inequality have shaped households’ incorporation into financial markets since the 1980s; the growth of household debt; the organizational underpinnings of the 2008 financial crisis; and the role of local community structures in mediating patterns of housing market speculation.