The University of Massachusetts Amherst


Dan Clawson



Ph.D., Sociology, State University of New York—Stony Brook, 1978

Research Areas

Labor Movements; Work Hours and Schedules: Corporatization of the University: Health Care; Social Movements

Selected Publications

Dan Clawson and Naomi Gerstel, Unequal Time: Gender, Class, and Family in Employment Schedules. New York: Russell Sage Foundation Press, 2014.

Dan Clawson, “No More Backroom Deals,” Jacobin November 2014.

Naomi Gerstel and Dan Clawson, “Class Advantage and the Gender Divide: Flexibility on the Job and at Home,” American Journal of Sociology 120(2):1–37, September 2014.

Dan Clawson and Naomi Gerstel, “The Time Crunch: Will Labor Lead?” New Labor Forum Fall 2014, 23(3):32–38.

Jillian Crocker and Dan Clawson, “Buying Time: Gendered Patterns in Union Contracts.” Social Problems 59(#4):459–480. November 2012.
     Finalist for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award.

Dan Clawson and Max Page, The Future of Higher Education. New York: Routledge 2011.

Dan Clawson, “Tenure and the Future of the University.” Science 324(#5931):1147–1148 (May 29, 2009).

Dan Clawson and Marisha Leiblum. “Class Struggle in Higher Education.” Equity and Excellence in Education. 2008. 41(1):12–30.

Dan Clawson, Robert Zussman, Joya Misra, Naomi Gerstel, Randall Stokes, Douglas Anderton, and Michael Burawoy, editors. Public Sociology: Fifteen Eminent Sociologists Debate Politics & the Profession in the Twenty-First Century. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2007.
     Essays responding to Michael Burawoy’s 2004 presidential address. In addition to Michael Burawoy, contributors include Andrew Abbott, Patricia Hill Collins, Barbara Ehrenreich, Evelyn Nakano Glenn, Sharon Hays, Douglas Massey, Orlando Patterson, Frances Fox Piven, Lynn Smith-Lovin, Judith Stacey, Arthur Stinchcombe, Alain Touraine, Immanuel Wallerstein, and William Julius Wilson.

Aldon Morris and Dan Clawson, “Lessons of the Civil Rights Movement for a Workers Rights Movement.” WorkingUSA: Journal of Labor and Society 8:685–706, December 2005.

The Next Upsurge: Labor and the New Social Movements. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2003.
     [Also see the two forums on this book, each with a half dozen commentators evaluating, arguing with, and extending the book, along with my response to the commentators: Labor History August 2004 and Critical Sociology 2005.]

“Caring for Our Young: Child Care in Europe and the United States.” (Dan Clawson and Naomi Gerstel), Contexts 1(4):28–35, Fall–Winter 2002.

“Politics is Money,” Actes de la Recherche en Sciences Sociales 138:34–46, juin 2001.

“Unions’ Responses to Family Concerns.” (Naomi Gerstel and Dan Clawson), Social Problems 48:277–298, May 2001.

“What Has Happened to the U.S. Labor Movement? Union Decline and Renewal” (with Mary Ann Clawson). Annual Review of Sociology 25:95–119, 1999.

Dollars and Votes: How Business Campaign Contributions Subvert Democracy, with Alan Neustadtl and Mark Weller. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1998.

Required Reading: Sociology’s Most Influential Books, edited by Dan Clawson. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 1998.

Money Talks: Corporate PACs and Political Influence (with Alan Neustadtl and Denise Scott). New York: Basic Books. Cloth, 1992; paper, 1993.

Bureaucracy and the Labor Process: The Transformation of U.S. Industry 1860–1920. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1980.

“The Logic of Business Unity: Corporate Contributions to the 1980 Congressional Election” (with Alan Neustadtl and James Bearden). American Sociological Review 51:797–811 (December 1986).

“Interlocks, PACs, and Corporate Conservatism” (with Alan Neustadtl). American Journal of Sociology 94:749–773 (January 1989).

“Corporate Political Groupings: PAC Contributions to the 1980 Congressional Elections” (with Alan Neustadtl). American Sociological Review 53:172–190 (April 1988).

“Women’s Participation in Local Union Leadership: The Massachusetts Experience” (with Dale Melcher, Jennifer Eichstedt, and Shelley Eriksen). Industrial and Labor Relations Review 45:267–280 (January 1992).