Dr. Dan Clawson

Amherst, Massachusetts
United States

Focus Areas

Arts & Humanities
Higher Education


Dan Clawson teaches sociology at UMass, where he is also co-president of the faculty union, the Massachusetts Society of Professors (affiliated with the National Education Association). A former editor of Contemporary Sociology, he is currently co-editor of the Rose Series in Sociology. He is a former national chair of Scholars, Artists, and Writers for Social Justice (SAWSJ), which worked to connect intellectuals and the labor movement, and is chair-elect of the Labor and Labor Movements section of the American Sociological Association. His sole, co-authored or edited books include The Next Upsurge: Labor and the New Social Movements, Dollars and Votes: How Business Campaign Contributions Subvert Democracy, Money Talks: Corporate PACs and Political Influence, Required Reading: Sociology's Most Influential Books, Bureaucracy and the Labor Process: The Transformation of U.S. Industry 1860-1920 and Work and Families: Expanding the Bounds. His articles have appeared in the American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Annual Review of Sociology, New Labor Forum, Actes de la Recherche en Sciences Sociales, Contexts, New Labor Forum, Industrial and Labor Relations Review and numerous other journals. His current project, with Naomi Gerstel, examines overtime and extended hours, and the ways workers do or do not contest those hours. Professor Clawson also served as a research fellow for the Center for Research on Families (CRF) at UMass in 2003-04.