Professor Juliet Schor is an economist and sociologist at Boston College. Schor’s research focuses on the sociology of work, consumption, and climate change. A graduate of Wesleyan University, Schor received her Ph.D. in economics at the University of Massachusetts. Before joining Boston College, she taught at Harvard University for 17 years, in the Department of Economics and the Committee on Degrees in Women’s Studies. Schor’s most recent book is After the Gig: How the Sharing Economy Got Hijacked and How to Win It Back (U of California Press, 2020). Previous books include The Overworked American, The Overspent American, and Plenitude: the new economics of true wealth. Her current research topics include the gig economy and the future of work, time use, and the drivers of carbon emissions. She is currently working on an NSF-funded project on the “algorithmic workplace.” Schor is also the Chair of the Board of Directors of Better Future Project, a Massachusetts-based climate activist organization.
Schor (2020) ‘ After the Gig: How the Sharing Economy Got Hijacked and How to Win It Back’, University of California Press.
‘Connected Consumption and Connected Economy’, Macarthur Foundation Connected Learning Research Network (hosts many papers)