Emily is a PhD Candidate in Sociology at Boston University and the Social Media Assistant for WIP. Her dissertation investigates the (e)valuative decision-making practices of U.S. philanthropic foundations engaged in international grantmaking, particularly as these concerndetermining priorities, setting strategy, and allocating funds.
Jacob is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies 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.
Marilyn Grell-Brisk is a Research Associate at the Institute for Research on World-Systems at the University of California-Riverside. Her doctoral project focused on global economic stratification as it relates to the rise of China and its impact on various regions in the Global South.
Christel is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Colby College. She is the Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility Section Commissioning Editor. Her research focuses on how political-economic institutions and social policies shape the experiences of immigrants and their host societies in North America and Western Europe. Recent projects examine immigrant socioeconomic incorporation in various countries; immigration-driven diversity's effects on social solidarity and the welfare state; and patterns of racial, ethnic, and national belonging among immigrants' descendants.
Julie Kmec is Professor of Sociology at Washington State University and Organizations, Occupations and Work Section Commissioning Editor for WIP.
Bo Hee is Assistant Professor in the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy at Copenhagen Business School and an Organizations, Occupations and Work Section Commissioning Editor. 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.
Claudine is a doctoral student at the University of Central Florida and an Editorial Assistant for WIP. Her research explores the practices and policies that maintain inequality and exclusion in postsecondary educational learning and work spaces. Her published works address the experiences of Black male professionals working in post-secondary education, foster care students in college, mothering among women in the Academy, and student retention practices at minority serving institutions. She is currently investigating diversity policies and practices at minority serving institutions in the United States.
Steve Vallas is Professor of Sociology at Northeastern University and Editor-at-Large of Work in Progress.
Adia is Professor of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis and an Organizations, Occupations and Work Section Commissioning Editor. Her research examines the social processes that maintain inequality at work, with particular attention to black workers employed in professional occupations.