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: Tim Bartley (2022-2023), Washington University in St. Louis
Tim Bartley is a 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.
Chair-Elect: Elizabeth Gorman (2023-2024), University of Virginia
Elizabeth Gorman is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia. Her interests lie at the intersection of organizations, workplace inequality, and professions. Her research has appeared in the American Sociological Review, the American Journal of Sociology, Work and Occupations and a number of other journals. She recently co-edited the volume Professional Work: Knowledge, Power, and Social Inequalities (Emerald, 2020) with Steve Vallas. She received her PhD from Harvard University and has previously served on the OOW Council (2011-2014) and as Chair of the Sociology of Law Section of the ASA (2021-2022).
Past Chair: Elizabeth Popp Berman (2021-2022), 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.
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.