Work in Progress is operated by an editorial team of eight editors.
Matt Vidal is Senior Lecturer in Work and Organizations at King’s College London, Department of Management, and editor-in-chief of Work in Progress. His research focuses on sociology of work and organizations, political economy, economic sociology, comparative-historical sociology and social theory (including marxism). He is co-editor (with Marco Hautpmeier) of Comparative Political Economy of Work (Palgrave) and is currently working on a book entitled Lean Enough: Competition and labor management in the postfordist American manufacturing field (under contract with Oxford University Press).
Dan Hirschman is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Brown University and editorial representative of the Economic Sociology section for Work in Progress. Dan’s work has been published in Administrative Science Quarterly, Sociological Theory, and Socio-Economic Review. He is working on a book manuscript tentatively titled Inventing the Economy (or, How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the GDP). He also blogs on scatterplot.
Julie Kmec the Edward R. Meyer Distinguished Professor in the Liberal Arts and Professor of Sociology at Washington State University and editorial representative of the Organizations, Occupations and Work section for Work in Progress. Her research focuses on gender, race, and work, especially how work organizations shape gender inequality.
Ken-Hou Lin is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin and editorial representative of the Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility section for Work in Progress. His primary research project examines the connection between the rise of finance and growing inequality in the United States. His new research project explores the social and organizational determinants of employment-based health insurance.
Christopher Prener is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Saint Louis University and editoral representative representative of the Organizations, Occupations and Work section for Work in Progress. His mixed methods research focuses on how first responder work, particularly among Paramedics, is carried out and constrained in urban settings.
Jeff Sallaz is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Arizona, and a council member and editorial representative of the Labor and Labor Movements section. His research involves comparative ethnographic studies of workplaces (such as assembly plants, casinos, call centers) across world regions. See for instance The Labor of Luck (University of California Press) and Labor, Economy and Society, (Polity).
Adia Harvey Wingfield is Professor of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis and editorial representative of the Organizations, Occupations and Work section for Work in Progress. Her research examines the social processes that maintain inequality at work, with particular attention to black workers employed in professional occupations.
Steven Vallas is Professor of Sociology at Northeastern University. He has used ethnographic methods to study workplace change and social inequality within several branches of the economy, including the communications, forest products and biotechnology industries. His articles have appeared in various sociology journals. His most recent book, Work: A Critique was released in November, 2011 and is available from Polity.