Dr. Amanda K. Damarin is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Georgia State University Perimeter College. Her research focuses primarily on how technological change impacts workplaces, labor markets, and inequality. Other areas of interest include culture, social change, and social theory. Her most recent study, supported by the American Sociological Association’s Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline, centers on how employers use internet-based hiring tools such as job sites and social media, and the consequences for employment processes and inequalities. Her major prior research (dissertation) examined how the birth and growth of the internet gave rise to new occupations, labor markets, and careers during the late 1990s and early 2000s. Amanda’s work has appeared in publications such as the Socio-Economic Review, Research in the Sociology of Work, and Work and Occupations. She earned her Bachelors’ degree in Social Science from Hampshire College and her Masters’ and Doctoral degrees in Sociology from Columbia University.
Wilcox, Annika, Amanda K. Damarin, and Steve McDonald. 2021. “Is Cybervetting Valuable?” Forthcoming in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
McDonald, Steve, Amanda K. Damarin, Hannah McQueen, and Scott T. Grether. 2021. “The Hunt for Red Flags” Cybervetting as Morally Performative Practice.” Socio-Economic Review. Published online ahead of print, February 10, 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/ser/mwab002
McDonald, Steve, Amanda Damarin, Jenelle Lawhorne, and Annika Wilcox. 2019. “Black Holes and Purple Squirrels: A Tale of Two Online Labor Markets.” Research in the Sociology of Work, vol. 33. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0277-283320190000033006
Jopp, Daniela S., Seojung Jung, Amanda K. Damarin, Sheena Mirpuri, and Dario Spini. 2017. Who Is Your Successful Aging Role Model? Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Social Sciences 72(2):237-247. https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbw138
Damarin, Amanda K., Zack Marshall, and Lawrence Byrant. 2016. “Pragmatism, Activism, and Cynicism: Logics of Engagement with Community Action to Improve Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Health.” Pp. 175-198 in Research in the Sociology of Health Care, Vol. 34. Jennie Kronenfeld, editor. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/S0275-495920160000034010
Damarin, A.K., 2015. “Bureaucracy, Sociology of.” In James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol 2. Oxford: Elsevier. Pp. 913-918.
Bryant, Lawrence, Amanda K. Damarin, and Zack Marshall. 2014. “Tobacco control recommendations identified by LGBT Atlantans in a community-based research project.” Progress in Community Health Partnerships 8(3): 269-279.
Jopp, Daniela S., Dagmara Woniak, Amanda K. Damarin, Melissa De Feo, Seojung Jung, and Sheena Jeswani. 2014. “How could lay perspectives on successful aging complement scientific theory? Findings from a U.S. and a German Life-Span Sample.” The Gerontologist 55:1 (2015), 91-106.
Damarin, Amanda K.2013. “The Network-Organized Labor Process: Control and Autonomy in Web Production Work.” Pp. 177-205 in Networks, Work and Inequality: Research in the Sociology of Work, Vol. 24, edited by Steve McDonald. Emerald Group.
Bryant, Lawrence, Lorenzo Bowman, and Amanda K. Damarin. 2011. “Assessment for a Better Understanding of Tobacco use by LGBT Atlantans.” Respiratory Care Education Annual 20, Fall, pp. 63-73.
Damarin, Amanda K. 2006. “Rethinking Occupational Structure: The Case of Web Site Production Work.” Work and Occupations 33(4), November, pp. 429-463.