Prof. em. Joan Acker, Ph.D. - Marie Jahoda Visiting Professor - Summer term 2000

Joan Acker was the founder of the Center for the Study of Women in Society and a professor of sociology at the University of Oregon, USA, until her retirement in 1993. She was a visiting professor at the Swedish Center for Working Life in Stockholm for three years. In addition, she has been awarded the American Sociological Association Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award and the Jessie Bernard Award of the American Sociological Association for feminist scholarship. Acker is also co-editor of the journals Gender, Organisation and Work and Gender & Society.

Areas of Expertise

  • Organisational research and gender
  • Gender and class
  • Welfare state and the labour market

Courses and Lectures as Marie Jahoda Visiting Professor
Gender and Organizations: Theory and Method
Course, Faculty of Social Science, Ruhr University Bochum, summer term 2000, Wednesday, 10–12 a.m.

Selected Publications
Acker, Joan, and Sandra Morgen and Lisa Gonzales. 2002. Welfare Restructuring, Work & Poverty. Eugene: University of Oregon.

Acker, Joan. 2000. Revisiting Class: Thinking from Gender, Race and Organizations. Social Politics 7 (2): 192–214.

Acker, Joan. 1998. The Future of Gender and Organizations. Gender, Work, and Organizations 5 (4): 195–206.

Acker, Joan. 1989. Doing Comparable Worth: Gender, Class and Pay Equity. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.