Sarah Patton Moberg
B.A. Sociology/Anthropology, Carleton College
M.A. Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Economic inequality, sociology of work, labor market stratification by race and gender, labor rights, social movements, urban sociology
My research focuses on economic inequality, labor rights and the organization of work. I am interested in how the trends in nonstandard work arrangements, such as part-time, temporary and contract work, are connected to economic inequality and insecurity. In my research, I also focus on how gender and race shape participation in nonstandard work arrangements, which contributes to disparities in labor market outcomes. My dissertation research will focus on the part-time labor force, in order to develop a clearer understanding of who is represented in the part-time labor force and why, as well as the consequences of changes in the organization of work for workers’ rights and well-being.
M.A. Title: "A Piece of the Inequality Puzzle: An Analysis of the Part-time Labor Force in the Postindustrial United States (1976-2015)”