Rachel Meyer

Rachel Meyer

Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies
Lecturer on Sociology
Rachel Meyer

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 the relationship between political economy and working-class mobilization.  She is interested in the relationship between precarious workers, the neoliberal state, and social change, and is currently working on three articles exploring contemporary labor mobilizations.  Her recent publications in Political Power & Social Theory and in the Journal of Historical Sociology explore how collective action experiences transform working-class consciousness and subjectivity.  She has also published with colleagues at the University of Michigan on the extent and sources of ethical consumption with respect to sweatshops and workers’ rights.  Meyer received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Michigan in 2008.

Office Hours:
By Appointment

Contact Information


616 William James Hall
33 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-3887

Geographic Areas