The University of Massachusetts Amherst


Jasmine Kerrissey

Associate 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, Work, Political Sociology, Social Movements and Collective Behavior, Race and Gender

Select Publications

Kerrissey, Jasmine, Eve Weinbaum, Clare Hammonds, Tom Juravich, and Dan Clawson, eds. 2020. Labor in the Time of Trump. Cornell University Press.

Kerrissey, Jasmine, and Evan Schofer. 2018. "Labor Unions and Political Participation in Comparative Perspective." Social Forces 97(1): 427-464.

Kerrissey, Jasmine and Jeff Schuhrke.  2016.  “Life Chances:  Worker Fatalities in Less Developed Countries” Social Forces. 95(1): 191-216.

Kerrissey, Jasmine.  2015. “Income Inequality and Collective Labor Rights” American Sociological Review. 80(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.