Professor of Sociology
Director, College of Arts and Sciences, Washington State University, Vancouver
Ph.D., University of Oregon, 1984
Gender, Stratification, Work, Organizations
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.
Wharton, Amy S. and Mychel Estevez. 2014. Wharton 11-21-14 Work and Emotions “Department Chairs’ Perspectives on Work, Family, and Gender: Pathways for Transformation.” Advances in Gender Research 19: 131-150.