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.

Annual Report (2020)
Award Recipients 

Section Council 

Chair: Alexandra Kalev, Tel-Aviv University
Chair-Elect: Elizabeth Popp Berman, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Past Chair: Michael Sauder, University of Iowa
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Giacomo Fabrizio Negro, Emory University
Nina Bandelj, University of California-Irvine
Tim Bartley, Washington University-St. Louis
Erin A. Cech, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Vincent J. Roscigno, Ohio State University
Sarah Thebaud, University of California-Santa Barbara
LaTonya Trotter, Vanderbilt University

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