Katherine Sobering | Department of Sociology

Katherine Sobering

Picture of Katherine Sobering, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office: 
Sycamore 288A
Highlights: 
Inequality, Work & Organizations, Social Change, Political Sociology, Qualitative Methods, Ethnography

Education: Ph.D., 2018, University of Texas at Austin

Research Interests: Dr. Katherine Sobering is an ethnographer and expert in qualitative research methodology whose work examines how inequality is produced and disrupted in everyday life. Much of her current research and teaching focuses on issues in gender, work, and politics in the contemporary U.S. and Latin America. Dr. Sobering's work has been published by Duke University Press, Oxford University Press, and the University of Texas Press, in addition to appearing in journals like Qualitative Sociology, Social Problems, and Work & Occupations. She is also a faculty affiliate of the UNT Women's and Gender Studies program.

Selected Publications:
Sobering, Katherine. 2022. The People's Hotel: Working for Justice in Argentina. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Auyero, Javier, and Katherine Sobering. 2019. The Ambivalent State: Police-Criminal Collusion at the Urban Margins. New York: Oxford University Press.

Scarborough, William J. Katherine Sobering, Ronald Kwon, and Mehr Mumtaz. 2021. "The Costs of Occupational Gender Segregation in the Innovation Economy." Socio-Economic Review.

Sobering, Katherine. 2019. "The Relational Production of Workplace Equality: the Case of Worker-Recuperated Businesses in Argentina." Qualitative Sociology 41(4):543-565.

Sobering, Katherine. 2019. "Watercooler Democracy: Rumors and Transparency in a Cooperative Workplace." Work and Occupations 46(4):411-440.

Selected Grants:
UNT Initiative for the Advancement of the Arts, 2022-2023

National Science Foundation Dissertation Research Grant, 2015

Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Argentina, 2015

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