D: Professions and Professionals in a Globalizing World
Sigrid Quack is Professor of Sociology and Director of the KHK/Centre of Global Cooperation Research at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Her work concentrates on transnational institution building, organizing, and mobilization, including a strong focus on contemporary professional transformations. She is particularly interested in the role of professionals and professional organizations in transnational and global governance, as well as in the role of professions in developing countries. Prior to joining the University of Duisburg-Essen, Sigrid was a research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, where she remains affiliated as an associated researcher. Before that, she was senior researcher at the WZB Berlin Social Research Center. Sigrid is a longstanding SASE member. She has also served as Chairperson of the European Group of Organization Studies (EGOS) and has been a Council Member of the Global and Transnational Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association. Her publications include Transnational communities: Shaping Global Economic Governance (co-edited with Marie-Laure Djelic, CUP, 2010), Framing Standards, Mobilizing Users: Copyright versus Fair Use in Transnational Regulation (co-authored with Leonhard Dobusch, RIPE, 2012), Recombining National Variety: Internationalization Strategies of American and European Law Firms (Journal of Strategy and Management, 2012), and Legal Professionals and Transnational Lawmaking: A Case of Distributed Agency (Organization 2007).