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 political economy and working-class mobilization. She is interested in the relationship between precarious workers, the neoliberal state, and social change. Her recent publications in Critical Sociology, Political Power & Social Theory and the Journal of Historical Sociology explore how collective action experiences transform working-class consciousness and subjectivity. Recently she has written, additionally, on precarious workers’ movements and the neoliberal state in Working USA. 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 is currently working on projects exploring both contemporary immigrant mobilizations and the mid-20th century American labor movement. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Michigan in 2008.
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