Rachel Sherman

Visiting Scholar

Rachel Sherman (she/her) is Michael E. Gellert Professor of Sociology at the New School. She conducts research and teaches in the areas of social inequalities, labor, culture, social movements, and qualitative methods. She is especially interested in cultural legitimations of, and challenges to, class inequality. She is the author of Class Acts: Service and Inequality in Luxury Hotels (California, 2007) and Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence (Princeton, 2017). Her current book in progress, funded by an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship, is titled Class Traitors: One Percenters for Radical Redistribution, and focuses on wealthy progressives who are trying to change the systems that benefit them economically.

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