Joan S. M. Meyers
Associate Professor, Department Chair
Office: Bldg 47, Rm 13D
Phone: (805) 756-1249
Fall quarter office hours: M 3-4, W 4-5, Th 10-11, F 2-3, hybrid office and Zoom
PhD, Sociology, UC Davis
MA, Sociology, UC Davis
MA, Women & Gender Studies, San Francisco State
B.A., English, Cornell University
- Organizations and work
- Diversity and inclusion
- Worker ownership
- Workplace democracy
- Qualitative methods
- SOC 110: Comparative Societies
- SOC 354: Qualitative Methods
- SOC 395: Sociology of Complex Organizations
- SOC 421: Social Theory
- SOC 423: Gender and Work
Meyers, J. S. M. (2023). Want Gender Egalitarian Workplaces? Worker Co-ops can Help. The Gender Policy Report. May 10
Meyers, J. S. M. (2022). Participatory Bureaucracy: Addressing Gender Inequality in Worker Cooperatives. Journal of Entrepreneurial and Organizational Diversity, 11(1), 23-54.
Meyers, J. S. M. (2022). Working Democracies: Reducing Inequality with Participatory Democracy and Pluralist Worker Identity. Work in Progress: Sociology on the Economy, Work and Inequality. August 18, 2022.
Meyers, J. S. M. (2022.) Working Democracies: Managing Inequality in Worker Cooperatives, ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press.
Carberry, E. J., & Meyers, J. S. M. (2017). Are the "Best" Better for Everyone? Demographic Variation in Employee Perceptions of Fortune’s “Best Companies to Work For". Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: An International Journal, 36(7), 647-669.
Meyers, J. S. M., & Vallas, S. P. (2016). Diversity Regimes in Worker Cooperatives: Workplace Inequality under Conditions of Worker Control. The Sociological Quarterly, 57(1), 98-128.
Meyers, J. S. M. (2013). Alternative Organizations and Cooperatives. In V. Smith (Ed.), Sociology of Work: An Encyclopedia (pp. 3-7). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.
Meyers, J. S. M. (2011). Employee Ownership, Democratic Control, and Working-Class Empowerment. In E. J. Carberry (Ed.), Employee Ownership and Shared Capitalism: New Directions in Research (pp. 113-145). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.