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.
Beth A. Rubin (’13) is Director of Public Policy at UNC Charlotte as well as professor of Sociology, Organizational Science and Adjunct Professor in Management. Her current research focuses on the intersections of gender, race, age and perceptions of managers; on organizational and workplace restructuring, policy, generational differences in the workplace; the long-term effects and experience of displaced workers; and various types of inequality and employee outcomes in the United States and China. Rubin has published numerous articles in leading academic journals on organizational, economic and workplace transformation, on the re-employment of displaced workers, labor unions, homelessness and social policy and social theory and books on social change, homelessness and workplace temporalities.
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.