M.A., 2012, Sociology, University of Connecticut
M.S., 2003, Education, C.U.N.Y.
B.A., 1998, Communications, Marist College
Social Inequality, Work and Labor Movements, Sociology of Education, Social Movements
My research and teaching interests include social inequality, labor movements, social movements, the sociology of work, the sociology of education, and globalization. In my previously published works, I have explored a variety of work- and labor-related issues, including the relationship between teacher unionization and high school achievement, the effect of globalization and labor market transformation on union density in U.S. metropolitan areas, and the relationship between European integration and unionization. I have also published work on the relationship between neoliberalism, financialization and income inequality in affluent capitalist democracies. My most recent publications and my dissertation concern the relationship between the U.S. labor movement and environmentalism, particularly the struggle for climate justice and the development of a working-class environmentalism. I am currently on the job market and my CV is available at www.vachonsociology.com.