Research Interests: Economic sociology; work and occupations; politics and regulation; culture; qualitative methods
Laura Adler is a PhD student in Sociology. Laura's research explores the changing nature of work from individual, organizational, and regulatory perspectives. Recent research has examined city efforts to regulate ride-sharing and the preference among aspiring artists for "dead-end" day jobs. Her interests include economic sociology, work and occupations, politics and regulation, culture, and qualitative methods. Prior to beginning her PhD, Laura received a Masters in City Planning from the University of California, Berkeley, and worked for the New York City's Department of Information Technology, where she focused on operational strategy and expanding broadband access for New York residents.
Master of City Planning, University of California, Berkeley
BA in Humanities, Yale University