Angèle Christin is a postdoctoral fellow in sociology at The New School for Social Research, New York, the Data & Society Research Institute, and the Fondation
Maison des sciences de l'homme. She is interested in sectors and organizations where the rise of "big data" and individualized metrics challenge professional values, expertise,
and work practices. Her current research project explores these questions by focusing on the role of web metrics ("clicks") in an occupation that is currently undergoing dramatic
transformations: journalism, with a specific focus on news websites in the United States and France. She recently conducted a year-long ethnography of a courthouse in the outskirts
of Paris, published as Comparutions Immédiates: Enquête sur une Pratique Judiciaire (La Découverte, 2008), in which she examined the standardization of criminal sentencing when
judges and prosecutors operate under strong time constraints. She obtained her PhD in Sociology at Princeton University and the EHESS in 2014
Read more about Angèle Christin here.
Heather A. Havemann is Professor of Sociology and Business at the University of California–Berkeley. She studies how organizations,
industries, and employees’ careers evolve. Her publications, which cover various periods from the 18th to the 21st century, have appeared in several major
business and sociological journals. The organizations she has investigated include the thrift industry, telephone companies, hotels, hospitals, and power
plants in the United States as well as large firms in China. Her book Magazines and the Making of America was just published by Princeton University
Press. After getting a BA in history and an MBA in management and finance from the University of Toronto, Haveman obtained her PhD in Organizational Behavior
and Industrial Relations from UC Berkeley. She has taught at (1990-94), Cornell (1994-99), and Columbia (1998-2007). Her current research examines wineries,
the emerging marijuana market, law professors, and Chinese listed firms. When she is not moving around the country, she studies how organizations, industries,
and employees’ careers evolve. Her published studies have investigated California thrifts (1872-1928 and 1960s-1990s), Iowa telephone companies (1900-1917),
Manhattan hotels (1898-1990), California hospitals (1978-1991), U.S. electric power plants (1980-1992), American magazines (1741-1860), and large Chinese firms
(1992-2007). These studies have appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, the American Sociological Review,
the American Journal of Sociology, the Journal of Business Venturing, Management and Organization Review, Organization Science, Poetics, and Sociological
Science. A book on magazines is being published by Princeton University Press in August. Her current research involves antebellum American magazines,
post-Prohibition U.S. wineries, and 21st-century Chinese firms.
Read more about Heather A. Haveman here.