S.P. Vallas. 2016. “Working Class Heroes or Working Stiffs? Domination and Resistance within Business Organizations.” Research in the Sociology of Work, 28, 1.
Joan Meyers and S.P. Vallas. 2016. “Diversity Regimes in Worker Cooperatives: Workplace Inequality under Conditions of Worker Control.” The Sociological Quarterly (published on line at doi: 10.1111/tsq.12114).
S.P. Vallas. 2015. “Accounting for Precarity: Recent Studies of Labor Market Uncertainty.” Contemporary Sociology 44, 4: 463-69.
S. P. Vallas and Emily R Cummins.* 2015. “Personal Branding and Identity Norms in the Popular Business Press: Enterprise Culture in an Age of Precarity.” Organization Studies (Journal of the European Group on Organization Studies). 36, 3 (March): 293-319.
S.P. Vallas and Emily Cummins.* 2014. “Relational Models of Organizational Inequalities: Emerging Approaches and Conceptual Dilemmas.” American Behavioral Scientist 58(2): 228–255
S.P. Vallas and Chris Prener.* 2012. “Dualism, Job Polarization, and the Social Construction of Precarious Work.” Work and Occupations 39, 4 (November): 331-53.
S.P. Vallas and Andrea Hill.* 2012. “Conceptualizing Power in Organizations.” Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 34: 165-197.
S. P. Vallas, Daniel L. Kleinman and Dina Biscotti. 2011. “Political Structures and the Making of U.S. Biotechnology.” In Fred Block and Matthew R. Keller, eds, State of Innovation: The U.S. Government’s Role in Technology Development. Boulder CO: Paradigm.
S.P. Vallas, Emily Zimmerman and Shannon N. Davis. 2009. “Enemies of the State? Testing Three Models of Anti-Immigrant Sentiment.” Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 27, 4 (December): 201-217.
S. P. Vallas and Daniel L. Kleinman. 2008. “Contradiction, Convergence and the Knowledge Economy: The Confluence of Academic and Industrial Biotechnology.” Socio-Economic Review 6, 2 (April): 283 – 311.
S. P. Vallas. 2006. “Empowerment Redux: Structure, Agency, and the Re-Making of Managerial Authority.” American Journal of Sociology 111, 6 (May): 1677-1717.
S. P. Vallas. 2003. “The ‘Knitting of Racial Groups’ Revisited: Re-Discovering the Color Line at Work.” Work and Occupations 30, 4 (November): 379-400.
S. P. Vallas. 2003. “The Adventures of Managerial Hegemony: Ideology, Teams, and Worker Resistance.” Social Problems 50, 2 (May):204-225.
S. P. Vallas. 2003. “Why Teamwork Fails: Obstacles to Workplace Change in Four Manufacturing Plants.” American Sociological Review 68, 2 (April):223-50.
Awards and Honors
ASA/NSF Award –Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline grant, October 2011: “Fostering New Perspectives in the Sociology of Work.” Co-PI’s: Don Tomaskovic-Devey, Vincent Roscigno, and Beth Rubin. Awarded. $6250. Funds used to host a conference at Northeastern in early December.
Elected Chair, Organizations, Occupations, and Work (OOW) Section of the American Sociological Association, 2011-2012. Founded the section blog at oowsection.org
Elected member of the Publications Committee, American Sociological Association. 2011-2013
Elected Secretary/Treasurer, Organizations, Occupations, and Work (OOW) Section of the American Sociological Association, 2001-2004.
Visiting Scholar, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, Ann Arbor MI, Summer 1990.
Visiting Scholar, Russell Sage Foundation, 1987-1988.
John C. Russell Fellowship for Graduate Study, Rutgers University, 1974 1975.
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