Tracey Adams, Professor
PhD, Sociology, University of Toronto
Tracey Adams is a sociologist who specializes in the sociology of work, occupations and professions, and social inequality. Within this broad area, she has two primary areas of research. The first explores work and social inequality, with a focus on gender, in intersection with class and race. This research explores men’s and women’s experiences in male-dominated and female-dominated work environments, and the way in which work (especially professional and high-status work) is gendered. The second research area is professional work in Canada. This research focuses on processes of professionalization in the past and present, inter-professional conflict, inter-professional teamwork, and professional regulation.
Areas of Specialization
- Regulation of professions in Canada
- Social inequality;
- Gendered professions;
- Health professions;
- Qualitative research
- Adams, Tracey L. 2020. "‘This happens all the time’: Organizations, Professionalism, and Ethical Dilemmas in Engineering." Work, Employment and Society DOI: 10.1177/0950017020902968.
- Adams, Tracey L. 2020. "Professional employees and professional managers: conflicting logics, hybridity, and restratification." Journal of Professions and Organization joaa005 DOI: 10.1093/jpo/joaa005.
- Saks, Mike and Tracey L. Adams. 2019. "Neo-Weberianism, Professional Formation and the State: Inside the Black Box." Professions & Professionalism 9(2) DOI:10.7577/pp.3190.
- Choroszewicz, Marta and Tracey L. Adams. 2019. "Gender and Age in the Professions: Intersectionality, Meta-work, and Social Change." Professions & Professionalism 9(2): e3432.
- Adams, Tracey L. 2018. Regulating Professions: The Emergence of Professional Self-Regulation in Four Canadian Provinces . Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press.
Winner of the 2019 John Porter Tradition of Excellence Book Award