Professor Miriam Glucksmann FBA

Sociology especially of Work and Employment, Divisions of Labour, Gendered Work, Social Divisions and Inequalities

Elected 2005

Miriam Glucksmann is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Essex, where she was Professor between 1996 and 2015, and Visiting Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics. She studied at the LSE and has held positions at Brunel, Leicester and South Bank universities, and visiting research fellowships at LSE, Manchester, the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Griffith University, the Australian National University and the University of Stockholm where she was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2011. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. She has longstanding interests in work, employment and gender, especially restructuring, and the connections between different forms of paid and unpaid labour, as part of a broader attempt at rethinking the foundational concept of division of labour. In 2007 she completed a three year research programme on 'Transformations of Work' as an ESRC Professorial Fellow, and between 2010 and 2014 was funded by the European Research Council to research 'Consumption Work and Societal Divisions of Labour' which focused largely on the work undertaken by consumers.

Current post

Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Essex; Visiting Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics

Past appointments

University of Essex Emeritus Professor of Sociology

2015 -

London School of Economics and Political Science University of London Visiting Professor of Sociology

2015 -

University of Essex Professor of Sociology, University of Essex

1996 - 2015

University of Essex Professor of Sociology, University of Essex

1996 -

University of Essex Reader in Sociology

1991 - 1996

University of Manchester Hallsworth Visiting Research Fellow

1990 - 1991

South Bank University Senior Lecturer

1973 - 1990

Brunel University

1970 -


Household Recycling and Consumption Work: Social and Moral Economies 2015

Structuralist Analysis in Contemporary Social Thought 1974; 2014

Women on the Line 1982, 2009

Women Assemble: Women Workers and the New Industries in Inter-war Britain 1990

Cottons and Casuals: The Gendered Organisation of Labour in Time and Space 2000

A New Sociology of Work? 2005

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