Lecturer on Sociology
Research Interests: Social movements; social class; political sociology; culture and identity; social change; labor movements; labor and work; and globalization
RACHEL MEYER is Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies and Lecturer on Sociology. Her research is focused on social movements, social class, political sociology, culture and identity, social change, labor movements, labor and work, and globalization.
Meyer’s research is focused on how collective action experiences transform working-class consciousness and subjectivity. She has written about the subjective consequences of local political mobilization in terms of social movement responses to neoliberal globalization. And she is currently co-authoring manuscripts on the subjective consequences of historical events and on the grassroots political mobilization of immigrants. Her newest project is on social media and social movements. Meyer has also been involved in research with colleagues at the University of Michigan on the extent and sources of ethical consumption with respect to sweatshops and workers' rights.
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