Work in Progress blog now co-sponsored by four Sections: OOW, Econ Soc, LLM & IPM

The Work in Progress editorial team is delighted to announce that it has expanded into a joint project co-sponsored by the following four kindred ASA sections:

  • Organizations, Occupations and Work
  • Economic Sociology
  • Labor and Labor Movements
  • Inequality, Poverty and Mobility.

 Work in Progress is a public sociology blog intended to disseminate sociological research and findings to the general public, with a particular emphasis on contributing to policy debates. After considering a number of names intended to strike a balance between covering the breadth of focus of the four sections while not overloading on specific terms, the editorial team decided on the following:

Work in Progress: Short-form sociology on the economy, work and inequality 

We call it short-form sociology: substantially shorter than the traditional formats of academia – books and journal articles – yet distinct from personal blogs, specialist blogs and more informal blogs in having an editorial team and a focus on polished, analytical articles written in accessible language. The typical length is around 800-1,200 words.

The editorial team includes eight members, with representatives from each of the four Sections. The blog is followed on Twitter by reporters from the New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, MSNBC, BBC and many other outlets.

The current web address is

We will soon be available at

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