Sigrid Quack
D: Professions and Professionals in a Globalizing World

Sigrid Quack is Director of the Centre for Global Cooperation Research and Professor of Comparative Sociology at the University Duisburg-Essen in Germany. Previously, she was Leader of the Research Group on Institution Building across Borders at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne and for many years a Senior Researcher at the WZB Social Science Center Berlin. She has been a visiting fellow at the Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE); the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University, Providence; the École Normal Supérieure Cachan; and St. John’s College at the University of Cambridge.

Sigrid has written widely on globalization and institutional change, transnational governance, professions and expertise, as well as previously on the comparative analysis of capitalism, gender relations, labour markets and employment systems. Among other publications, Sigrid has co-edited two volumes with Marie-Laure Djelic on Transnational Communities (Cambridge University Press) and Globalization and Institutions (Edward Elgar). She has published articles in Accounting, Organizations and Society;Annual Review of Sociology; Cambridge Journal of Economics; Global Policy; Organization Studies; Revista de Administração de Empresas; Review of International Political Economy; Socio-Economic Review and Theory and Society. Her most recent German book (co-edited with Schulz-Schaeffer, Shire and Weiß) explores forms and regulations of transnational work and labour markets (Transnationale Arbeit, VS Springer). Sheis currently working on two major projects: organized creativity and intellectual property rights in pharma and music; and imagined pathways to global cooperation in transnational governance.

Sigrid Quack has been a member of SASE since 2006. She is a co-organizer of Network D: Professions and Professionals in a Globalizing World, has served on the Executive Council since 2014, on the SER Best Prize Committee in 2016 and 2018 and on the Diversity Committee in 2019.


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