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: Elizabeth Popp Berman (2022-2023), University of Michigan
Elizabeth Popp Berman is Associate Professor of Organizational Studies at the University of Michigan. Her work is at the intersection of organizations, economic sociology, and the sociology of science and knowledge; much of it focuses on recent U.S. history and emphasizes the role of public policy. her second book, Thinking Like an Economist: How Economics Became the Language of U.S. Public Policy, is currently under review; her first book, Creating the Market University: How Academic Science Became an Economic Engine, won several awards from the American Sociological Association and the Social Science History Association. She also has ongoing interests in higher education organizations and quantification processes.
Chair-elect: Time Bartley (2022-2023), University of Michigan
Tim Bartley is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Stockholm University and Professor of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis. He is an organizational, political, and economic sociologist with particular interests in transnational governance of labor and the environment. Much of his work examines the prospects for corporate accountability, decent work, sustainability, and environmental justice in global production networks. His recent work includes Rules without Rights: Land, Labor, and Private Authority in the Global Economy (Oxford University Press, 2018), “Transnational Corporations and Global Governance” (Annual Review of Sociology, 2019), “Power at a Distance: Organizational Power Across Boundaries” (with Matthew Soener and Carl Gershenson, Sociology Compass, 2019), and “Raising the Floor: New Directions in Public and Private Enforcement of Labor Standards in the United States” (with Janice Fine, Journal of Industrial Relations, 2019). He received his PhD at the University of Arizona and has previously been on the faculty at Ohio State University and Indiana University.
Past Chair: Alexandra Kalev (2021-2022), Tel-Aviv University
Alexandra Kalev is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Tel Aviv University. Kalev’s research examines the ways organizational, legal, economic and cultural dynamics shape gender, racial and ethnic diversity at work. With Frank Dobbin, she is developing an evidence-based approach to diversity management in corporations and universities, and examining the effects of diversity on firms’ financial performance. In another project, Kalev examines the effects of industrial and organizational restructuring on the labor market integration of Israeli-Palestinians in Israel (with Noah Lewin-Epstein and Erez Marantz). Kalev is a member of the Advisory Committee to the Israeli Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and is the chief editor of the Israel journal Israeli Sociology. Kalev’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Sloan Foundation, the Israeli Science Foundation, the Bi-National Science Foundation and the Israeli Ministry of Science. Her work has been published in the American Sociological Review, the American Journal of Sociology, Administrative Science Quarterly and Law and Social Inquiry, among others. She was the 2010 recipient of the Richard W. Scott outstanding contribution to scholarship award from the Organizations, Occupations and Work section of the American Sociological Association.
Secretary-Treasurer: Elizabeth Hirsh, University of British Columbia
Elizabeth Hirsh is Associate Professor of Sociology and Canada Research Chair in Law and Inequality at the University of British Columbia. Her research focuses on gender and race inequality at work, with an emphasis on understanding employment discrimination and its remedies. Recent and ongoing projects examine how workers identify discrimination on the job, what leads them to file form legal claims, and whether legal interventions and diversity policies actually improve gender and race equity at work. Her research has appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, Gender and Society, Work and Occupations, and the American Sociological Review, and she regularly contributes to policy discussions regarding anti-discrimination and pay equity policy in both the U.S. and Canada.