Allison Pugh

Visiting Scholar

Allison Pugh is a professor of sociology at Johns Hopkins University. Her research focuses on how meaningful emotional connections between people are shaped and impeded by trends such as rationalization, job insecurity and inequalities of gender, race and class. Her most influential publications to date have been in qualitative methods and in childhood studies, for which she recently won a mid-career award.  Her most recent book The Last Human Job: The Work of Connecting in a Disconnected World (Princeton 2024) is based on an NSF-funded study of the standardization of work that relies on relationship.  She has been a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies, the Berggruen Institute, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, as well as a visiting scholar in Germany, France and Australia.  She is the 2024-5 Vice President of the American Sociological Association.

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