Inaugural Lecture

Professor Steven Vallas, International Francqui Professor

In the Shadow of the Market: Flexible Capitalism and the Crisis of Work

21st September 2017

Time: 5pm-7pm

Venue: Promotiezaal (Universiteitshallen), Naamsestraat 22, 3000 Leuven

Followed by: Reception in R-café, Boekhandelstraat 2, 3000 Leuven

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Biography: Steven P. Vallas has taught at several universities in the United States and  is currently Professor of Sociology at Northeastern University in Boston. He has written numerous studies workplace change, the transformation of managerial authority systems, the negotiation of new technologies, the commercialization of scientific research, and racial and ethnic boundaries at work. His articles have appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Theory and Society, and  many other places. His books include Power in the Workplace (SUNY Press, 1993), The Nature of Work (Yale, edited with Kai Erikson) and Work: A Critique (Polity, 2012). With Arne Kalleberg, he co-editor of Precarious Work: Causes, Characteristics, and Consequences (Emerald, 2017).  As a Francqui Fellow, he will work with colleagues at seven Belgian universities on a project addressing how neoliberalism has transformed work regimes, with consequences that are rippling outward throughout civil society.  Prof. Vallas is privileged to work in concert with the following colleagues at Flemish and Walloon universities in Belgium:


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