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: Emily A. Barman, Boston University 2019
Chair-Elect: Michael Sauder, University of Iowa 2019
Past Chair: Elisabeth S. Clemens, University of Chicago 2019
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Giacomo Fabrizio Negro, Emory University 2021

Section Council

Elizabeth Popp Berman, University at Albany, SUNY 2019
David Pedulla, Stanford University 2019
Michael McQuarrie, London School of Economics 2020
Melissa Wooten, University of Massachusetts Amherst 2020
Nina Bandelj, University of California, Irvine 2021
Tim Bartley, Washington University in St. Louis 2021

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