ELIZABETH POPP BERMAN
Will be joining the department this fall as an
ELIZABETH is a sociologist whose work is at the intersection of
organizations, economic sociology, and the sociology of science
and knowledge. Much of her work focuses on recent U.S. history
and emphasizes the role of public policy.
Currently, she is completing a book manuscript titled, Thinking
Like an Economist: How Economics Became the Language of U.S.
Public Policy, under contract with Princeton University Press.
Her first book, Creating the Market University: How Academic
Science Became an Economic Engine won several awards from the
American Sociological Association and the Social Science History
Association. She also has ongoing interests in higher education
and quantification processes, and is developing a project on
disciplinary responses to the reproducibility crisis in social
Beth is joining Michigan from the State University of New York
at Albany, where she was associate professor of sociology.
She received her undergraduate degree from the University
of Pennsylvania, and her MA and PhD from the University of