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On April 30, the academy announced the election of 120 new members and 24 international members in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Election to membership in the academy is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive.

Carolina faculty members Arne Kalleberg is among the newest members of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences.

Kalleberg is Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences and a Fellow at the Carolina Population Center. A member of the Carolina faculty since 1986, Kalleberg studies labor force issues at the interface of sociology, economics and psychology. He has written extensively on the emergence of nonstandard work arrangements such as temporary, contract and part-time work in the U.S., Asia and Europe.

His most recent book is “Precarious Asia: Global Capitalism and Work in Japan, South Korea and Indonesia” (written with Kevin Hewison and Kwang-Yeong Shin, Stanford University Press, 2021). His book “Good Jobs, Bad Jobs: The Rise of Polarized and Precarious Employment Systems in the United States, 1970s to 2000” won book awards from the American Sociological Association and the Academy of Management.

Kalleberg also holds adjunct professorships in public policy, global studies and management. He is former chair of the sociology department and the global studies curriculum, as well as former senior associate dean for social sciences and global programs in the College of Arts and Sciences and senior associate dean in The Graduate School.

He is the editor of Social Forces, an international journal of social research. In the American Sociological Association, he served as president (2007-08) and secretary (2001-04). He is also an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Adapted from UNC News