Biographies

Joan Acker

Joan Acker is Professor Emerita, Department of Sociology, University of Oregon, USA. Her scholarship has focused on class, women and work, gender and organizations, and feminist theory. Her visiting professorships include three years at the Swedish Center for Working Life in Stockholm, Sweden and the Marie Jahoda International Guest Professorship at Bochum University, Bochum, Germany. She has been awarded the American Sociological Association’s Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award and the ASA Jessie Bernard Award for feminist scholarship. She is the founding director of the Center for the Study of Women in Society at the University of Oregon, a major feminist center for scholarship on gender and women. Her book, Class Questions: Feminist Answers, was published in 2006 by Rowman & Littlefield. A new book, Stretched Thin: Poor Families, Welfare Work, and Welfare Reform, coauthored with Sandra Morgen and Jill Weigt, was published in January 2010 by Cornell University Press. ‘Inequality Regimes: Gender, Race, and Class in Organizations’ published in Gender & Society in 2006 is a recent article. Earlier work includes Doing Comparable Worth: Gender, Class and Pay Equity (1989) and ‘Hierarchies, Jobs, Bodies: A Theory of Gendered Organizations’ (Gender & Society 1990).

Emma Bell

Emma Bell is a Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies at University of Exeter. Prior to this she worked at Universities of Bath, Queen Mary, and Warwick. A substantial aspect of her ...

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