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Erin Hatton

Associate Professor

Education:  Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Erin HattonResearch interests: Work & Labor Markets; Labor & Labor Movements: Law & Social Policy; Race, Gender, Class & Inequality

Recent courses:
Introduction to Sociology (undergraduate)
Sociology of Work (undergraduate, graduate)
Sociology of Wealth & Poverty (undergraduate)
Poverty and Inequality (graduate)
Gender & Work (graduate)
Sociology of Gender (graduate)
Writing for Publication (graduate)
Qualitative Research Methods (graduate)

Bio: Dr. Hatton’s research focuses on work and political economy, while also extending into the fields of social inequality, labor, law, and social policy. Her first book, The Temp Economy: From Kelly Girls to Permatemps in Postwar America (Temple University Press, 2011), weaves together gender, race, class, and work in a cultural analysis of the temporary help industry and rise of the new economy. Dr. Hatton’s current book project, Between Work and Slavery: Coerced Labor in Contemporary America, examines coerced labor in contemporary America. Drawing on interviews with more than 100 workers, in this book she examines coercion, hegemony, and resistance among three very different types of coerced workers: incarcerated, workfare, and student-athlete workers.

For Erin’s CV and more, please visit her web site.