Organisation och personal

Cassandra Engeman

gästforskare vid Statsvetenskapliga institutionen, Forskare och lärare

018-471 1323
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751 20 UPPSALA

Nyckelord: social movements social policy social inequality political sociology labour and work

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Dr. Engeman is a visiting researcher in the department for the 2016-2017 academic year. Previously, she was a visiting researcher in the Inequality and Social Policy research unit at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center. She received her Ph.D. in 2016 from University of California, Santa Barbara, where she was also a Senior Graduate Research Fellow at the National Science Foundation (NSF) Center for Nanotechnology in Society.


Cassandra Engeman applies quantitative and qualitative methods to examine social movements and their policy outcomes relating to immigration, family leave and new technology governance. Her publication in Work, Employment & Society on union involvement in U.S. immigrant rights movements received honorable mention for the 2015 Harry Braverman Award. Her dissertation was the first study to compile family leave policy histories across U.S. states and examined the role of organized labour and union-community coalitions in the development and adoption of U.S. state family leave legislation. In a manuscript based on her dissertation research, she argues that organized labour contributes to leave policy adoption in U.S. states by facilitating access to decision-making arenas and reducing state costs of proposed legislation by negotiating leave rights for the public sector workforce. In an article under review, Engeman extends the “economic opportunity structure” framework in social movement theory to the study of state-oriented social movements. Her newest project will explore social movement effects on the timing of parental and family leave policy adoption across 22 countries using event history and comparative case studies.

Selected Publications

Engeman, Cassandra. 2015. Social Movement Unionism in Practice: Organizational Dimensions of Union Mobilization in the Los Angeles Immigrant Rights Marches. Work, Employment & Society 29(3): 444-461.

Engeman, Cassandra. 2015. How Social Movement Unionism Helped Shape the 2006 Immigrant Rights Marches in L.A. USAPP American Politics and Policy blog, London School of Economics.

Engeman, Cassandra, Lynn Baumgartner, Benjamin Carr, Allison Fish, John Meyerhofer, Terre Satterfield, Patricia Holden, and Barbara Herr Harthorn. 2013. The Hierarchy of Environmental Health and Safety Practices in the US Nanotechnology Workplace.  Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 10(9): 487-495.

Engeman, Cassandra, Lynn Baumgartner, Benjamin Carr, Allison Fish, John Meyerhofer, Terre Satterfield, Patricia Holden, and Barbara Herr Harthorn. 2012.  Governance Implications of Nanomaterials Companies’ Inconsistent Risk Perceptions and Safety Practices. Journal of Nanoparticle Research 14(3): 749-760.

Engeman, Cassandra. 2010. Unions and Mothers. Encyclopedia of Motherhood (ed. Andrea O’Reilly). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Press.


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