Letters Archive
Fall 98, Vol. 7, No. 1
  • Inventing Work
  • 1998/99 Fellows
  • Warren Center Honors Susan Ford Wiltshire
  • Announcements
  • 1998/99 Fellows


    BRUCE BARRY, associate professor in the Owen Graduate School of Management, investigates several aspects of organizational behavior, including workplace ethics and the rights of employees. His many publications include articles on negotiation and management education. He recently coauthored "Composition, process, and performance in self-managed groups: The role of personality," in the Journal of Applied Psychology.

    KAREN E. CAMPBELL, associate professor of sociology, is examining the state regulation of nurse practitioners. In another project, she is studying woman suffrage campaigns in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Her most recent article, "Sociologists' Contributions to the Study of Social Change and Social Inequality," appeared in Social Science Research.

    DANIEL B. CORNFIELD, professor and chair of the Department of Sociology, is the Spence and Rebecca Webb Wilson Fellow and codirector of the 1998/99 Fellows Program. Much of his extensive work concentrates on labor unions. He coauthored The U. S. Labor Movement: References and Resources (G. K. Hall 1996). Professor Cornfield also edits Work and Occupations, the second most frequently cited sociological journal.

    SHARRYN KASMIR, assistant professor of anthropology at Hofstra University, is the William S. Vaughn Visiting Fellow and visiting assistant professor of anthropology. She is investigating the Saturn Corporation and the way in which it reimagines industrial America. She wrote The 'Myth' of Mondragón: Cooperatives, Politics and Working-Class Life in a Basque Town (SUNY Press 1996).

    LAURA A. McDANIEL, assistant professor of history, is researching late imperial China's most dispossessed group of workers, storytellers. Until the late nineteenth century, storytellers ranked below prostitutes in terms of social status. The storytellers' position at the bottom of the social hierarchy was determined not by lineage or ethnicity, but by the nature of the work they did.

    MARK L. SCHOENFIELD, associate professor of English, is the Jacque Voegeli Fellow and codirector of the 1998/99 Fellows Program. He is currently researching Romantic periodicals and literary identity. He wrote The Professional Wordsworth: Law, Labor, and the Poet's Contract (University of Georgia Press 1996).

    KATHRYN SCHWARZ, assistant professor of English, is analyzing the question of work in representations of the body in seventeenth century English texts. Her book-in-progress is "Tough Love: Amazon Encounters in the English Renaissance." Her most recent publication, "Missing the Breast: Disease, Desire, and the Singular Effect of Amazons," appeared in The Body in Parts: Fantasies of Corporeality in Early Modern Europe (Routledge 1997).

    JOHN M. SLOOP, assistant professor of communication studies, examines how concepts such as gender and race are understood and function in popular culture. He is working on a book-length project on public and semi-public discussions about California' s Proposition 187. which, addresses illegal immigrants. He wrote The Cultural Prison: Discourse, Prisoners, and Punishment (University of Alabama Press 1996).

    HELMUT W. SMITH, associate professor of history, is working on a book-in-progress, "Bitterfeld: The Experience of Totalitarian Rule," which examines the workers in Bitterfeld, a center of the East German chemical industry. Professor Smith's first book was German Nationalism and Religious Conflict: Culture, Ideology, Politics, 1870-1914 (Princeton University Press 1995).

    RONNIE J. STEINBERG is director of the Women's Studies Program and professor of sociology. She is interested in how job mobility routes and compensation practices not only reflect what sociologists have called institutional inertia, but also gender and race based interpretations of what people actually do on their jobs and assumptions about what is and is not work. She co-edited The Politics and Practice of Pay Equity (Temple University Press), which is forthcoming this year.

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