Jamie McCallum

Associate Professor of Sociology

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 Spring Term: Wednesdays 4:30-7:30
 75 Shannon 101 R

I moved to Vermont from Brooklyn in 2011 to join the faculty at Middlebury, after years of studying and teaching at the City University of New York.

My research and teaching interests emerge from both scholarly inquiry and activist commitments. I teach courses on the Sociology of Labor, Political Sociology, Social Theory, Globalization, Organizing for Social Change, and Sexuality.

My first book, Global Unions, Local Power, won the best book award from the Labor Section of the American Sociological Association. It examines the ability of workers to cooperate and exercise power across national borders, drawing on research I conducted with over 100 workers, unionists, and business leaders in nine countries. I am currently writing a new book on the history of the work ethic, Against Work: The Indignity of the Daily Grind. It explores a classic sociological question: why did “hard work” become so widely associated with “social good” in late twentieth century America? My writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Mother Jones, Dissent, Yes Magazine, and other journals.

Recently, I directed two short documentary films that I made with current students and recent graduates. One of them, “The Real Work,” toured the country in a variety of film festivals.

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Department of Sociology & Anthropology

Munroe Hall
427 College Street
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753