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.
Nina Bandelj (2018-2021), University of California, Irvine
Nina Bandelj is Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the Center for Organizational Research at the University of California, Irvine. Her research, which aims to uncover the social, political and cultural bases of economic processes, has been published in journals such as the American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Theory and Society, and Socio-Economic Review. She recently edited Money Talks: Explaining How Money Really Works (Princeton University Press, 2017) with Frederick Wherry and Viviana Zelizer and has edited or wrote five additional books.
Tim Bartley (2018-2021), Washington University in St. Louis
Tim Bartley is Professor of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, and he has previously held visiting scholar positions at Université Paris-Daupine’s Institute de Recherche Interdisciplinaire en Sciences Sociales (Paris, France), Princeton University’s Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance, Sun Yat-Sen University (Guangzhou, China), the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (Köln, Germany), and MIT. He specializes in global political economy and governance, environment and sustainablility standards and work and labor standards. He recently published his book, Rules without Rights: Land, Labor, and Private Authority in the Global Economy (Oxford University Press, 2018) and has previously published in a number of academic journals, including the American Journal of Sociology and the American Sociological Review.
Melissa Wooten (2017-2020), University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Melissa Wooten is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her research lies at the theoretical intersections of organizations, social movements, and education. Her book, In the Face of Inequality: How Black Colleges Adapt (SUNY Press, 2015) uses historically black colleges as an empirical context to investigate how the social structure of race and racism affect an organization’s ability to acquire the financial and political resources it needs to survive.
Michael McQuarrie (2017-2020), London School of Economics
Michael McQuarrie is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at the London School of Economics. His research is primarily concerned with the transformation of urban politics, governance, and civil society since 1973. He demonstrates this both by showing how the meaningful content of political values and practices, such as community and participation, have been transformed, but also how these changes are linked to the changing nature of governance, changing organizational populations, and the outcome of political conflicts. He has authored numerous articles and co-edited two volumes on related themes: Remaking Urban Citizenship: Organizations, Institutions, and the Right to the City (with Michael Peter Smith), and Democratizing Inequalities: The Promise and Pitfalls of the New Public Participation (with Caroline Lee and Edward Walker, 2014). Currently, McQuarrie is preparing a book manuscript entitled The Community Builders which summarizes his research on the trajectory of community-based organizations in urban authority and governance over the last forty years.
Elizabeth Popp Berman (2016-2019), University at Albany, SUNY
Elizabeth Popp Berman is an associate professor of sociology at the University at Albany, SUNY. Her research is situated at the intersection of economic sociology, the sociology of knowledge and science & technology studies, and it focuses on recent U.S. history (1960s to 1980s) and emphasizes the role of public policy. Berman is the author or Creating the Market University: How Academic Science Became an Economic Engine (Princeton University Press, 2012), and she is currently working on a book project entitled, Thinking Like an Economist: How Economics Became the Language of U.S. Public Policy (Princeton University Press, under contract).
David Pedulla (2016-2019), Stanford University
David Pedulla is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at Stanford University. His research interests include race and gender stratification, labor markets, economic and organizational sociology, and experimental methods. Specifically, his research agenda examines the consequences of non-standard, contingent, and precarious employment for workers’ social and economic outcomes as well as the processes leading to race and gender labor market stratification. David’s research has appeared in American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, and other academic journals.
Jennifer W. Bouek (2018-2019 Student Representative), Brown University
Jennifer Bouek is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at Brown University. Her research unites the sociology of poverty and inequality, the sociology of families and gender and organizational and economic sociology. Her dissertation, The Ecological Patterning and Effects of Child Care Markets, is a mixed methods exploration of the institution of child care, supported by the National Science Foundation and Brown University’s Program in Business, Entrepreneurship, and Organizations. Her 2018 paper, “Navigating Networks: How Nonprofit Network Membership Shapes Response to Resource Scarcity” was published in Social Problems and was the winner of OOW’s James D. Thompson Graduate Student Paper Award.
The 2018-2019 Editorial Team includes: Laura Adler, Emily Bryant, Sarah Mosseri, and Annika Wilcox.