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Curriculum Vitae

September 21, 2008

Joan R Acker

Department of Sociology

University of Oregon

Eugene, Oregon 97403

(541) 346 5014 (office) Fax: 541-346 5026

(541) 344 5727 (home) Email: jacker@uoregon.edu

Academic Positions

1993 - Professor Emerita, Department of Sociology, University of Oregon

1966-1992 Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor, Department of Sociology,

University of Oregon

1987-1989 Research Professor, The Swedish Center for Working Life, Stockholm, Sweden 1982-1986 Director, Center for the Study of Women in Society, University of Oregon 1973-1981 Director, Center for the Sociological Study of Women, University of Oregon 1956-1958 Field Instructor, School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley Visiting Scholar Appointments 2000 Marie-Jahoda International Guest Professor, Bochum University, Germany 2000 Visiting Distinguished Professor, University of Adelaide, Australia 1999 Visiting Professor, Stockholm University 1998 Visiting Research Consultant, National Institute on Working Life, Stockholm, Sweden.

1997 Visiting Professor, University of Oslo 1992-94 Visiting Distinguished Professor, Institute for Social Research, Oslo, Norway.

1992 Visiting Professor, Research Program on Women and Work, Tampere University, Tampere, Finland.

1990 Visiting Distinguished Professor, Department of Sociology, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto.

1981 Visiting Researcher, Arbetslivscentrum, Stockholm, Sweden,funded by the Swedish Work Environment Fund 1977 Visiting Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Lund, Sweden 1968-1969 Visiting Senior Lecturer, Arts Faculty, Enfield College, London, England Education B. A., Hunter College, New York, New York, 1946 M. A., University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration, 1948 Ph. D., University of Oregon, Department of Sociology, 1967 Fellowships and Awards Hunter College (CUNY) Alumni Hall of Fame, 2007.

Sociologists for Women in Society, Feminist Lecturer Award, 2005-06 American Sociological Association Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award, 1993 Jessie Bernard Award, American Sociological Association, 1989 Ford Foundation Fellowship for support of dissertation research, 1965-66 Bobbs Merrill Award in Sociology, University of Oregon, 1965 University Scholarship, University of Chicago, 1946-48 Phi Beta Kappa, Cum Laude, Honors in Sociology, Hunter College, 1946 Selected Publications Work in Progress (September 2008).

A History of the Field of Gender, Work and Organization. Forthcoming in Handbook of Gender, Work and Organization. David Knights, Par Yancy Martin, and Emma Jeanes, eds.

Books and Book-length Reports Restructuring Welfare: Myths and Lived Realities, with Sandra Morgen and Jill Weigt. Cornell University Press. Forthcoming 2009.

Class Questions: Feminist Answers. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield. 2006 Work, Welfare and Politics, ed. with Frances Fox Piven, Margaret Hallock, and Sandra Morgen.

Eugene: University of Oregon Press. 2002.

Oregon Families who Left Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) or Food Stamps: A Study of Economic and Family Well-Being from 1998 to 2000. With Sandra Morgen. Center for the Study of Women in Society, University of Oregon. 2001. (A research report) Wage Differences between Women and Men and the Structure of Work and Wage Setting in Swedish Banking: A Report of an Exploratory Study. Stockholm: Arbetslivscentrum. 1990 Doing Comparable Worth: Gender, Class and Pay Equity. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. 1989

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Glass Ceilings and Inequality Regimes. Sociologie du travail. 2009, forthcoming.

Diverting Dependency: The Effects of Diversion on Short Term Outcomes of TANF Applicants.

With Ken Hudson and Lisa Gonzales. 2007. Journal of Poverty, 11, 1:

Inequality Regimes: Gender, Class and Race in Organizations. 2006 Gender & Society, 20, 4:


"The Gender Regime in Swedish Banks". Scandinavian Journal of Management. 2006. 10, 2:117-130.

Reprinted with an afterword in special issue of SJM, 22(2006) 195-209.

Living Economic Restructuring at the Bottom. (With Sandra Morgen and Lisa Gonzalez) in Keith Kilty and Elizabeth Segal, eds., The Promise of Welfare Reform: Results or Rhetoric?

Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press. 2005.

Gender, Capitalism, and Globalization. Critical Sociology. 2004. 30,1:17-42.

“The Continuing Necessity of ‘Class’ in Feminist Thinking.” In Gudrun-Axeli Knapp and Angelika Wetterer, eds., Achsen der Differenz: Gesellschaftstheorie und feministische Kritik II. ( Social Theory and Feminist Critique). Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot. 2003 “Jenseits von Geschlecht? Diskurse zur Zukunft der Arbeit in den USA.” (Beyond Gender?

Discourses on the Future of Work in the USA). In Karin Gottschall and Birgit Pfau-Effinger, eds., Zukunft der Arbeit und Geschlecht, Bremen: Leske +Budrich. 2002.

“Revisitng Class: Thinking from Gender, Race and Organizations.” Social Politics, 2000. 7,2 Summer. 192-214.

“Gendered contradictions in Organizational Equity Projects.” Organization, 2000. 7,4:625-32.

“Gender and Organizations” in Janet Saltzman Chafetz, (ed.) The Handbook on Gender Sociology, New York: Plenum. 1999.

“Rewriting Class, Race, and Gender: Problems in Feminist Rethinking,” in Judith Lorber, Beth Hess and Myra Marx Ferree (eds.), Revisioning Gender, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 1999.

“The Future of Gender and Organizations,” Gender, Work, and Organizations, 1998. 5,4:195My Life as a Feminist Sociologist or Getting the Man Out of My Head” in Barbara Laslett and Barrie Thorne (eds.), Feminist Sociology. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press. 1997.

“Rewriting Class, Race, and Gender: Problems in Feminist Rethinking,” Sociologisk tidsskrift 1997. 2:93-107.

“Women and Stratification: A Case of Intellectual Sexism.” originally published in 1973, American Journal of Sociology, 78, pp. 936-945. Reprinted in John Scott, ed. Class: A Critical Concept. Routledge. 1996.

"Class, Race, Gender in Women's Organizing" in Myra Marx Feree and Patricia Y. Martin, eds., Feminist Organizations. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. 1995.

"Family, Gender, and Public Policy: The Swedish Case," in Catherine Berheide and Esther Ling Chow (eds.) The Family in Cross Cultural Perspective. Albany: SUNY Press. 1994.

"Women in the Process of Global Restructuring." Editor of special issue of Economic and Industrial Democracy. 1994.

"Power, Productivity, and Participation: Possibilities for Workplace Change in the 21st Century."

in Judith Glass, editor, Working in the 21st Century: Gender and Beyond. Los Angeles: Institute of Industrial Relations, University of California. 1994.

"The Gender Regime in Swedish Banks". Scandinavian Journal of Management. 1993.


"From Sex Roles to Gendered Institutions." Contemporary Sociology, 1992, 21/5, (September):565-569.

"Reformer och kvinnor i den framtida valfardstaten." In Kvinnors och mans liv och arbete.

Stockholm: SNS Forlag.1992.

"Gendering Organizational Theory." in Albert J. Mills and Peta Tancred (eds.). Gendering Organizational Theory. Sage. 1992.

"Comparable Worth." In The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World. New York: Oxford University Press. 1992.

"The Future of Women's Work: Into the 21st Century." Sociological Perspectives, 1992, 35,1:


"Thinking About Wages: Women's Work in Swedish Banks," Gender and Society, 1991, 5,3:390Pay Equity in the Nordic Countries." in Proceedings of Conference on Pay Equity: Theory and Practice. Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. 1991.

"Konskompromissen i den svenska valfardsstaten." Tiden, 8, 1990. pp. 461-468.

"Hierarchies, Jobs, and Bodies: A Theory of Gendered Organizations." Gender and Society, Vol.

4 No. 2, June. pp. 139-158. Reprinted in Organization Theory, Barbara Czarniawska ed., Edward Elgar. 2005.

"What Happened to Paradigm Change?: Making Gender Visible." in Ruth A. Wallace (ed.) Sociological Theory and Feminism. Beverly Hills: Sage.1989. Translated and reprinted in Das Argument.

"The Problem With Patriarchy," Sociology, May, 1989.

"Gender, Class, and the Relations of Distribution", Signs, 1988, 13,3:473-497.

"Women and Work in the Social Sciences", in Ann Stromberg and Shirley Harkess (eds.), Women Working. Mountain View: Mayfield. 1988.

"Sex Bias in Job Evaluation: A Comparable Worth Issue" in Christine Bose and Glenna Spitze (eds.) Ingredients for Women's Employment Policy. Albany, N.Y.: SUNY Press. 1987.

"Sweden", with Gunnar Qvist and Val Lorwin, in Women in Trade Unions in Cross-Cultural Perspective. Alice Cook and Val Lorwin (eds.). Philadelphia: Temple University Press. 1984.

Review essay on Alice Rossi, Femininsts in Politics, in Sociology and Social Research,1984.

"Objectivity and Truth: Problems in Feminist Research", with Kate Barry and Joke Esseveld, Women's Studies International Forum, 1984, Vol. 6, #4. Reprinted in Mary Margaret Fonow and Judith A.Cook (eds) Feminist Strategies for the Study of Gender. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1991. Reprinted with new material in Heidi Gottfried, ed., Feminism and Social Change: Bridging Theory and Practice (1995).

"Problemstillinger i Kvinneforskiningen", with Joke Esseveld and Kate Barry, in Harriet Holter (ed.) Kvalitative metoder, Oslo University Press,1982.

"Women, Work and Economic Democracy", Economic and Industrial Democracy. Issue Editor, Vol.3, no.4, 1982.

"Feminism, Female Friends and the Reconstruction of Intimacy", with Kate Barry and Joke Esseveld, in Helena Lopata (ed.) The Interweave of Social Roles: Women and Men, Volume 2.

Greenwich, Connecticut: J.A.I. 1981. Reprinted in Helena Znaniecka Lopata and David R.

Maines (eds.), Friendship in Context. Greenwich, Conn.: JAI Press, 1990.

"Women and Stratification: A Review of Recent Literature", Contemporary Sociology, 1980, 9, 1 (January): 25-34 "Differential Recruitment and Control: The Sex Structuring of Organizations", with Donald Van Houten, Administrative Science Quarterly, 19 (June, 1974): 152-63. Reprinted in Women in Management, Betty Ann Stead (ed.), Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1978.

Reprinted in Albert J. Mills and Peta Tancred, eds., Gendering Organizational Analysis. London:

Sage, 1992. Reprinted in History of Management Thought, Volume 13, edited by Linda Smircich and Marta B. Calas, Dartmouth Publishing Company, 1995.

"Women and Social Stratification: A Case of Intellectual Sexism", American Journal of Sociology, 78, #4, (January, 1973): 174-83. Reprinted in Peter I Rose, The Study of Society. New York: Random, 1978.

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Helpful Men and Feminist Support: More than Double Strangeness. Gender, Work and Organization, 2008. Vol. 15, No, 3.

Introduction to the Missing Feminist Revolution Symposium. 2006 Social Problems, 53, 4: 444Comments on Burawoy on Public Sociology. Critical Sociology. 2005. 31, 3: 327-331.

Book Review: Living Wages, Equal Wages: Gender and Labor Market Policies in the United States by Deborah M. Figart, Ellen Mutari and Marilyn Power. In Gender, Work and Organization, 12,3:291-294.

Book Review: The Power of Good Deeds: Privileged women and the Social Reproduction of the Upper Class, by Diana Kendall. In Contemporary Sociology, 34, 2:137-138.

“Old and New Boundaries of Gender Relations” in Proceedings of 1998 Congress of Austrian, German, and Swiss Sociological Associations. Mainz, Germany, 1999.

“Gender and Work: A New Research Agenda” in Conference Report: Gender and Work: New Forms of Working Life. Oslo, Norway. 1999.

“Sweden - From Welfare State to Cultural Turn: Swedish Sociology” (Review essay). With Johanna Esseveld. Contemporary Sociology, 1997, 26, 3:285-88.

Review of Diane Sainsbury (ed.), Gendering the Welfare State, in Economic and Industrial Democracy, 1996, 17,1:151-154.

“New Prospects for American Labor - a Reaction to a Proposal.” Organization 1995, 2,3/4:392Review of Paula England, Comparable Worth. in Science, 1993. Vol. 260,No. 5110, May 14, 1008-9.

Review of Claudia Goldin, Understanding the Gender Gap. N.Y.:Oxford, 1990. in American Journal of Sociology.

"Comment on Catharine A MacKinnon", with Kate Barry, Signs, Fall, 1984.

Selected Reports and Papers

“How Critical Are Critical Organization and Management Studies?” Plenary talk at meetings of the Critical Management Studies Division of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA, August 2008.

“Gendered Capitalism, Capitalist Non-Responsibility, and Neo-Liberal Restructuring.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Boston, August 2008.

“Seeking Diversity and Equality: Whose Ends, What Means?” Plenary lecture, Queen Mary, University of London, June 2007.

“Reflections on Varieties of Gender Regimes.” Keynote presentation, Gender, Work, and Organization Conference, Keele University, Keele, England. June 2007.

“Talking About Gender, Race and Class: Bringing Capitalism Back In. Paper presented at University of Texas, Arlington. April, 2007.

“Is Ethical Capitalism an Oxymoron?” Lecture presented at Penn State Univ., January 2007.

“Doing Welfare Reform: Neo-liberalism on the Ground.” Paper presented at American Anthropological Association meetings, San Jose, CA.November 2006.

“Intersections of Gender, Class, and Race.” Paper given at Conference on Intersectionality, Identity and Power, Vadstena, Sweden, October 2006.

“Inequality Regimes.” Lecture presented at Critical Organization Studies group at Academy of Management. Atlanta, August 2006.

“Inequalities in Work Organizations.” Lecture presented at Harriet Taylor Mill Institute of the Berlin College of Economics, Berlin, Germany, July, 2005.

“Gendered Organizing Practices, the Unencumbered Worker, and Globalization.” Paper given at Stockholm University and at the Institute for Social Research, Oslo, Norway, June 2004.

“Organizing in Search of Diversity and Equality: Whose Ends, What Means?” Paper given at a conference “Diversity Dialogues,” University of Western Australia, Perth, August, 2004.

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