Jacob is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Analytical Sociology at Linköping University and the Economic Sociology Section Commissioning Editor. He is very broadly interested in social network dynamics and processes of institutional change, and has written on the emergence of academic disciplines, speculation in financial markets, the origins of the U.S. magazine industry, the financialization of higher education, and the evolution of social networks among urban commune dwellers.
Katherine Sobering is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of North Texas.
Eric Dahlin is Associate Professor of Sociology at Brigham Young University. He studies the antecedents and impacts of innovation.
Tom VanHeuvelen is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota. His research focuses on the long-run causes of economic inequality. He received his PhD in sociology at Indiana University.
Bo Hee is Assistant Professor in the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy at Copenhagen Business School and is the Editor in Chief of Work in Progress. Her research is centered on organizations as sociotechnical systems and investigates the impact of technology and automation on the work, organizations, and industry with a focus on the collective production of markets, emerging risks, and transformation of organizations due to electronization and algorithms.
Chris is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Saint Louis University and provides technical expertise for keeping WIP up and running. Chris is currently working on a book manuscript, provisionally titled Medicine at the Margins, that looks at how the Emergency Medical Services system functions as a critical, and under-acknowledged, element of the society safety-net for the urban poor. He is also doing work on the relationship of systematic street closures in St. Louis, Missouri to urban disorder, crime, and other social problems.
Gretchen Purser is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. She is the Labor and Labor Movements Section Commissioning Editor for Work In Progress. Her research focuses on low-wage work, labor market intermediation, and urban poverty.
Di Shao is a doctoral student of sociology at the University of Virginia. His current project focuses on Asian disadvantage in managerial attainment in the U.S. labor market. He is Editorial Assistant for Work in Progress.
Steve Vallas is Professor of Sociology at Northeastern University and Editor-at-Large of Work in Progress.
Annika Wilcox is a PhD Candidate in Sociology at North Carolina State University and the Social Media Assistant for Work in Progress. Her dissertation research employs a relational and social-psychological perspective to examine perceptions of diversity among employees and managers in a high-tech corporation.