Eileen Otis is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Northeastern University. She is the author of the award-winning book Markets and Bodies: Women, Service Work, and the Making of Inequality in China. Her research has been published in the American Sociological Review, Gender and Society, and Politics and Society, among other journals. She is currently working on a book about retail labor and merchant capitalism in China focusing on Walmart. 

Anne-Kathrin Kronberg is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Organization Science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She received her Ph.D. from Emory University and completed a Post-Doc at the Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany. Her work examines how workplaces shape race and gender differences in career outcomes. This research spans policies in traditional organizations and workers (content creators) on digital platforms.

Carolina Bank Muñoz is a professor of sociology at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center. Her work focuses on immigration, labor, work, and Latin America. She is most recently the co-author of A People’s Guide to New York City with Penny Lewis and Emily Tumpson Molina (UC Press 2022). Her previous books include Walmart in the Global South with Bridget Kenny and Antonio Stecher (University of Texas Press 2018), Building Power from Below: Chilean Workers Take on Walmart (Cornell ILR 2017) and Transnational Tortillas: Race, Gender and Shop Floor Politics in Mexico and the United States (Cornell ILR 2008), which was awarded the Terry Book prize. Her current research project looks at Black migration to Chile and the politics of national identity. Apart from scholarly endeavors, she is Chair of her union chapter at Brooklyn College and is also active with the Immigrant Student Success Office (ISSO).

Anna D. Gibson is a Postdoctoral Associate in Comparative Media Studies/Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She studies labor, professions, and community in the context of digital platforms. Her research has been published in Social Media + Society and Information, Communication and Society.

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.

Jonathan J.B. Mijs (PhD Harvard University, 2017) is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Boston University and a Veni Fellow at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is the Economic Sociology Section Commissioning Editor for Work In Progress. He studies how people per­ceive, explain, and evaluate social inequal­ity. His work has been published in Social Problems, Socio-Economic Review, Sociology of Education, and the Annual Review of Sociology and has been featured in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and the Financial Times.

Shawna Vican is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Delaware and a Commissioning Editor for the Organizations, Occupations, and Work Section at Work in Progress. Her research focuses on organizations and occupations, and she is particularly interested in organizational practices that shape workplace inequality.

Steven Vallas is Professor Emeritus at Northeastern University in Boston. Most of his research concerns the transformation of work, struggles over new technologies, workers’ views of managerial authority, and responses to the demands of the new economy. Lately he’s been studying gig work, in collaboration with Juliet Schor, and Amazon warehouse workers, a key site for the workers’ movement today. He lives in Central Virginia.

Tom VanHeuvelen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota. His research focuses primarily on the long-run causes and consequences of economic inequality change. His research has been published in outlets including the American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, and Social Forces.