The Organizations, Occupations and Work Section of the American Sociological Association is led by a group of elected officers and council members. The current elected officers are featured below.
Chair: Erin Kelly
Erin is Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Life Course Center at the University of Minnesota. In her role of Section Chair, Erin serves as an editor of the Section’s blog “Work in Progress”. She studies changes in U.S. workplaces and their effects on employees, families, and organizations. Currently Erin is involved in a multi-disciplinary, multi-site, group-randomized trial of an initiative designed to reduce work-family conflict among IT workers and nursing home workers. Her previous research examined family leaves, child care benefits, diversity policies, and sexual harassment initiatives.
Past-Chair: Steven Vallas
Steve is Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Northeastern University. Steve also serves as an editor of the Section’s blog “Work in Progress”. He has used ethnographic methods to study workplace change and social inequality within several branches of the economy, including the communications, forest products and biotechnology industries. His articles have appeared in various sociology journals. His most recent book, Work: A Critique was released in November, 2011 and is available from Polity.