Clare Hammonds joined the Labor Center in the Fall of 2013 as a Professor of Practice. She conducts and supports applied research and the labor extension program.
Hammonds has worked as a researcher and labor educator for the Massachusetts Early Childhood Educators Union (MECEU). She also conducted research for a variety of other labor organizations including the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) and the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA).
Hammonds received a Ph.D. in Sociology in 2013 from Brandeis University. She also holds an M.S. in Labor Studies from the Labor Relations and Research Center at UMass Amherst and a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.
Professor Hammonds’ research interests include union organizing, low-wage care work, and public sector labor relations. She is the author of several publications including “Counting Care Work: The Empirical and Policy Applications of Care Theory” (2013) in Social Problems with Mignon Duffy and Randy Albelda; “Strategies of Emotion Management: Not Just On, but Off the Job” (2013) in Nursing Inquiry with Wendy Cadge; and “Reconsidering Detached Concern: The Case of Intensive Care Nurses” (2012) in Perspectives on Biology and Medicine with Wendy Cadge.