Faculty Biography

Debra Osnowitz

Debra Osnowitz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

Office: Jefferson 409
Phone: (508) 793-7230
Email: dosnowitz@clarku.edu

Ms. Osnowitz received an A.B. in English from Brown University, an M.A.T. in English and Education from Brown University, an M.A. in Sociology and Women's Studies from Brandeis University and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Brandeis University in 2005. Ms. Osnowitz has been at Clark since 2010.

Current Research and Teaching

Ms. Osnowitz's primary interests are in the fields of social theory, culture, work, occupations and professions, and organizations.

Selected Publications

Freelancing ExpertiseMs. Osnowitz's articles appear in Qualitative Sociology, 2007; Work and Occupations, 2006; Gender and Society, 2005; and Sloan Work-Family Encyclopedia (an online, refereed publication), Sloan Foundation Research Network.


2010, Freelancing Expertise: Contract Professionals in the New Economy, Cornell University Press.