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 Hirsh (2014-2017), University of British Columbia
Alexandra Kalev (2012-2015), Tel Aviv University
Alexandra Kalev is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the Tel Aviv University. Kalev’s research examines the effectiveness of public policy and organizational structures for reducing demographic inequality in private organizations and in universities (with Frank Dobbin). Other research examines Israeli-Palestinians employment in retail (with Noah Lewin Esptein and Joshua Guetzkow) and ageism and gender evaluative gaps in the High Tech industry (with Uri Shwed). Kalev’s research has been published in leading journals and funded by the American National Science Foundation, the Israeli National Science Foundation, the Sloan Foundation, the Taub Center and the Safra Center for Ethics. Kalev is a member of the Advisory Committee to the Israeli Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Kate Kellog (2013-2016), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Kate is an Associate Professor of Organization Studies at MIT. She is the author of Challenging Operations: Medical Reform and Resistance in Surgery (University of Chicago Press, 2011). Her papers have been published in Administrative Science Quarterly, the American Journal of Sociology, the American Sociological Review, and Organization Science. Kate uses ethnographic methods to study social change inside organizations in response to legal regulation and social movements.
Julie Kmec (2012-2015), Washington State University
Julie is Professor of Sociology at Washington State University. She is on the editorial board of the American Sociological Review, 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.
Kim Pernell-Gallagher (2014-2015 Student Representative), Harvard University
Kim is a PhD Candidate in Sociology at Harvard University. Her research explores the social causes of financial crises and organizational malfeasance. Current projects examine the drivers of American financial deregulation; the effects of a popular organizational position (the chief risk officer) for bank derivatives activity; and the historical origins of divergent banking regulation in the U.S., Canada, and Spain (1988 – 2007).
Gabriel Rossman (2014-2017), University of California, Los Angeles
Taekjin Shin (2013-2016), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Taekjin 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.