American Sociological Association

Labor and Labor Movements

The purpose of the Section is to provide a forum for the full range of work on labor and labor movements (including, but not limited to unions as social movements, work and family, international labor movements, immigration and work/unions, politics and unions, workers' culture, and comparative/historical work), to create networks and graduate mentoring opportunities that will stimulate interaction and increase the rigor and creativity of future work, to bring researchers and applied sociologists together for discussion and debate, to recognize and reward the best work now being done and thereby to encourage future research, and to heighten awareness among section members and the ASA more generally about the research already being conducted in the field.We also have a commitment to provide intellectual support and to maintain an active exchange of ideas and research findings with the labor movement.

Section Officers & Council


Chair: Gay W. Seidman, University of Wisconsin-Madison 2020
Chair-Elect: Tom Juravich, University of Massachusetts 2020
Past Chair: Belinda C. Lum, Sacramento City College 2020
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Katherine Maich, The Pennsylvania State University 2022
Student Representative: Amelia Fortunato, The Graduate Center, CUNY 2020

Section Council

Jasmine Kerrissey, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 2020
Vanesa Ribas, University of California, San Diego 2021
Lu Zhang, Temple University 2022

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