American Sociological Association

Organizations, Occupations, and Work

The purpose of the Section on Organizations, Occupations, and Work is to foster the development of these branches of sociology through the advancement of theory and research, and through the communication of knowledge. The Section focuses on concepts and theories from the various social sciences as they apply to problems of organizations, occupational roles and the changing nature of work.

The OOW Section blog publishes news and information for and from our members.

The OOW section also sponsors a public sociology blog, which publishes short, accessible articles on research findings, news analysis and commentary from sociologists: Work in Progress: Sociology on the economy, work and inequality.

Work in Progress is co-sponsored by three other ASA Sections: Economic Sociology; Labor and Labor Movements; Inequality, Poverty and Mobility.


Section Officers & Council


Chair: Elisabeth S. Clemens, University of Chicago 2018
Chair-Elect: Emily A. Barman, Boston University 2018
Past Chair: Mark C. Suchman, Brown University 2018

Section Council

Elizabeth Popp Berman, University at Albany, SUNY 2019
Lisa E. Cohen, McGill University, Desautels Faculty of Mangement 2018
Michael McQuarrie, London School of Economics 2020
David Pedulla, Stanford University 2019
Ofer Sharone, University of Massachusetts Amherst 2018
Melissa Wooten, University of Massachusetts Amherst 2020

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