Research Interests: Organizations; Economic Sociology; Culture; Work and Employment; Technology; Belonging and Community; Inequality; Qualitative Methods; Ethnography
Emily Irving is a Doctoral Student in the Organizational Behavior program jointly offered by Harvard Business School and the Department of Sociology at Harvard University.
Emily’s research interests lie at the intersection of technology, employment patterns, and social networks. As a doctoral student, she hopes to study the social aspects of the changing nature of work, including the effect of contemporary work environments on social cohesion in teams and organizations and the impact of novel employment relationships on social stratification.
Before starting her PhD program, Emily worked as a Research Associate for Professor Jay Lorsch at Harvard Business School, where she conducted research on the intellectual history of the field of Organizational Behavior. She graduated from Williams College with a B.A. in Political Economy in 2016. She currently serves as the Vice Chair of the YWCA Cambridge, an organization committed to empowering women and eliminating racism.
B.A. Political Economy, Williams College (2016)