Western University SociologyFaculty of Social Science

Work, Occupations, and Professions

Faculty in this area study inequality in work arrangements within the context of the changing nature of work and the economy. Areas of study include professional work in Canada and the process of professionalization and regulation, gender and work, the interplay between structural factors and individual agency in school-work transitions, job-stress, disability accommodation and precarious employment arrangements, retirement and occupational pensions, and work and aging.

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Faculty Experts in Work, Occupations, and Professions

Tracey Adams, Professor
Chair, Department of Sociology

Tracey Adams
  • Professions, gender and work
  • Regulation of professions in Canada (alternate health professions)

519-661-2111 x85142
SSC 5328
office hours: by appointment
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Wolfgang Lehmann, Associate Professor
Undergraduate Chair, Department of Sociology

Wolfgang Lehmann
  • Work
  • Education
  • Social inequality
  • The interplay between structural factors and individual agency in school-work transitions

519-661-2111 x85385
SSC 5430
on Sabbatical
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Julie McMullin, Professor
Vice-Provost (International)
Director, Workforce Aging in the New Economy

Julie McMullin
  • How class, age, gender, ethnicity, and race, structure inequality in paid work and families

519-661-2111 x86409
StvH 3107G
On leave, serving as Vice-Provost (International)

Kim Shuey, Associate Professor
Graduate Chair, Sociology

Kim Shuey
  • Health inequality across the life course
  • Work, health, and aging in the new economy
  • Nonstandard and precarious employment

519-661-2111 x85135
SSC 5426
office hours: by appointment
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