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Department of Sociology Faculty-old

Wharton, Amy

Professor of Sociology
Director, College of Arts and Sciences, Washington State University, Vancouver

Ph.D., University of Oregon, 1984


Gender, Stratification, Work, Organizations


Research Interests

My research interests are in the areas of gender, work and organizations, and social inequality. In recent years, I have been primarily focused on the intersections between gender, work, and family. I study the gendered nature of work-family policies, practices, and culture and examine their impact on employees. My current research takes up these questions in the academic workplace. I also have longstanding interests in service jobs and emotion in the workplace. All of my work is especially attentive to the roles of social context and social relations as shapers of behavior and beliefs.


(360) 546-9617

WSU Vancouver MMC 202A

Curriculum Vitae