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: Emily Barman (2018-2019), Boston University
Emily Barman is Associate Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies for the College of Arts and Sciences at Boston University. Her scholarship focuses on the social organization of altruism and philanthropy, examining how societal factors can impede, facilitate and/or structure socially-oriented activity and shape the goals and methods of social purpose organizations. She is the author of Contesting Communities (Stanford University Press, 2006) and Caring Capitalism: The Meaning and Measure of Social Value in the Market (Cambridge University Press, 2016), as well as numerous articles published in American Journal of Sociology, Journal of Management Studies and Social Forces, among others.
Chair-Elect: Michael Sauder (2019-2029), University of Iowa
Michael Sauder is Professor of Sociology at the University of Iowa, and Editor of Contemporary Sociology. His research specializes in the sociology of organizations, theory, culture, and inequality, and he is currently pursuing a project that proposes a sociological approach to the study of luck and inequality. With Wendy Espeland, he is the author of Engines of Anxiety: Educational Rankings, Reputation, and Accountability (Russell Sage Foundation, 2016), and his research has been published in the American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, and Administrative Science Quarterly.
Past Chair: Elisabeth Clemens (2017-2018), University of Chicago
Elisabeth Clemens is William Rainey Harper Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago. Her scholarship explores organizational and institutional change in the context of American political development. In addition to numerous articles and chapters, she has published The People’s Lobby: Organizational Innovation and the Rise of Interest Group Politics in the United States, 1890-1925 (Chicago, 1997); and she has edited a number of volumes, most recently Remaking Modernity: Politics, History, and Sociology (Duke, 2005) and Politics and Partnerships: Voluntary Associations in America’s Political Past and Present (Chicago, 2011). She is currently completing a book project, Civic Nation, which traces the tense but powerful entanglements of benevolence and liberalism in the development of the American nation-state.
Secretary-Treasurer: Giacomo Negro (2018-2021), Emory University
Giacomo Negro is Professor of Management and Organization (Goizueta Business School) and Professor of Sociology at Emory University. His research examines the role of perceptions, categories and boundaries in markets and organizations. He is the co-author of Concepts and Categories: Foundations for Sociological Analysis (Columbia University Press, 2019), and his research has also been published in outlets such as the American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Adminstrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Management and Organizational Science.