Hana Shepherd

Associate Professor of Sociology

Hana Shepherd is an associate professor of sociology at Rutgers University. Her work focuses on realizing employment protections for low-wage workers and employee power in low-wage workplaces. She asks how social networks, social norms and culture, and organizational practices shape behavior, and thus facilitate or impede social change. She is working on projects on how local government agencies enforce employment protections; how to create supportive online communities for retail workers; and how organizational practices shape networks in low-wage jobs, with implications for collective action. Her work appears in outlets such as the Proceedings of the National Academy of SciencesSocial Psychology QuarterlySocial Science Research, and Sociological Science.