In the summer of 2019, I will complete my PhD in the joint program in Sociology and Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and join Cass Business School, City University of London in the UK as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor).
In my dissertation and its resultant papers, I investigate how new occupational groups emerge from social movement pressure, focusing on the formation of sustainability management in higher education and healthcare. I examine changes in discourse, practices, and positions to trace how this emerging field transitioned from its social movement origins to one predominantly occupied by a nascent occupational group. In doing so, I develop novel insights about how occupations emerge from external mandates and how shared understanding evolves in a social-movement initiated field.
My analyses strategies primarily examine data longitudinally. I use qualitative methods (e.g. interviews and archival data analysis) alongside computational text analysis techniques, such as topic modelling, to explore changes over time.