Skip to main content

Daniel B. Cornfield

Professor of Sociology
Editor, Work and Occupations
Affiliated Faculty, American Studies and Political Science
Harvie Branscomb Distinguished Professor Award
Elected Member, Sociological Research Association
Fellow, Labor and Employment Relations Association

Daniel B. Cornfield (Ph.D., University of Chicago) is Professor of Sociology, Editor-in-Chief of Work and Occupations, a Fellow of the Labor and Employment Relations Association, and an elected member of the Sociological Research Association.  His work on labor, civil rights, artist communities, and immigration has appeared in such journals as the American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, and Social Science History and several books including Becoming a Mighty Voice: Conflict and Change in the United Furniture Workers of America (Russell Sage Foundation) and Beyond the Beat: Musicians Building Community in Nashville (Princeton University Press) and been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Russell Sage Foundation. He comments for major news outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, and the BBC and has received the Harvie Branscomb Distinguished Professor Award from Vanderbilt University and the Excellence in Education Award from the Labor and Employment Relations Association.