The University of Massachusetts Amherst


Jasmine Kerrissey

Assistant Professor


Ph.D., Sociology, University of California–Irvine, 2012

M.A., Sociology, University of California— Irvine, 2006

B.S., Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, 2000

Research Areas

Labor Movements, Inequality, Social Movements and Collective Behavior, the Sociology of Work, Political Sociology, Gender.

Selected Publications

Kerrissey, Jasmine and Jeff Schuhrke.  2016.  “Life Chances:  Worker Fatalities in Less Developed Countries” Social Forces.

Kerrissey, Jasmine.  2015. “Income Inequality and Collective Labor Rights” American Sociological Review80(3): 626-653.

          - Awarded 2016 Best International Paper for the Labor and Employment Relations Association

Kerrissey, Jasmine and Evan Schofer.  2013.  “Unions and Political Participation in the U.S.” Social Forces. 91(3): 895-928.