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Rationalization of Higher Education: We’re All Bureaucrats Now

I have been working on a project with a good friend and mentor about the rationalization of higher education. It has been a joy. I am less happy with the … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

Degrees of Gender

I’ve had a project on gender and for-profits for a few months now. This paper is currently under review in a later format. I will also be presenting some of … Continue reading

February 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

Towards A Critical Org Theory

Contemporary stratification scholars are unlikely to deny the claim that organizations are the primary site of the production and allocation of inequality in modern societies. Although there is considerable consensus … Continue reading

January 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

There Is No Race in Organizations

I continue to work on a comparative case of organizational structures in higher education. T’is what I do. Central to my theorizing and empirical work is that organizations reproduce racial, … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 · 8 Comments

Atlanta Sexes: Double Dipping in Manufactured Controversy?

This will be a drive-by post because, well, graduate school. But, I was struck today by an interesting article at The Atlantic. I’ve talked here before about the organizational logic … Continue reading

January 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Inequality and Organizations: Finally Someone Speaking My Language!

I have talked here before about how shocked I am that org theory so rarely engages ideas of inequality. I mean, we even call structural racism institutional racism. The word … Continue reading

December 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Raging Against The Machine

It has taken me a little time to grasp the different writing conventions of academe. Writing for a conference presentation is not  like writing for publication which can be totally … Continue reading

November 28, 2012 · 2 Comments

Not Our Kind of People: Why No One Talks To For-Profit Students

Just as I was reading the latest newsflash from NCES on today’s data release on higher ed employees and student aid, my e-mentor Sara Goldrick-Rab of UW-Madison was already tweeting … Continue reading

August 7, 2012 · 3 Comments