Steven Vallas

Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1983

Phone: 617-373-3882
Office: 531 Holmes Hall
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Areas of Research/Interest:

• Sociology of work
• Economic sociology
• Sociological theory

Selected Publications:

Steven Vallas. 2012. Work: A Critique. Cambridge UK: Polity.

Steven Vallas. 2012. “The Sociology of Work and Employment.” In G. Ritzer, ed., The Blackwell Companion to Sociology. Cambridge: Wiley-Blackwell.

Steven Vallas and Andrea Hill. 2012. “Conceptualizing Power in Work Organizations.” Research in the Sociology of Organizations (forthcoming).

Steven P. Vallas, Emily Zimmerman, Shannon N. Davis. 2009. “Enemies of the State? Testing Three Models of Anti-Immigrant Sentiment. Review of Social Stratification and Mobility 27, 4 (December): 201-217.

Steven Vallas and Daniel L. Kleinman. 2008. “Contradiction, Convergence and the Knowledge Economy: The Confluence of Academic and Industrial Biotechnology.” Socio-Economic Review, 2 (2008).

Steven Vallas. 2006. “Empowerment Redux: Structure, Agency, and the Re-Making of Managerial Authority.” American Journal of Sociology, 111.6: 1677-1717.

Steven Vallas. 2003. “The Adventures of Managerial Hegemony: Ideology, Teams, and Worker Resistance.” Social Problems, 50.2: 204-225 (2003).

Steven Vallas. 2003. “Why Teamwork Fails: Obstacles to Workplace Change in Four Manufacturing Plants.” American Sociological Review 68, 2 (April): 223-50.