Associate Professor of Sociology
Adam Reich is an associate professor of sociology at Columbia University and a faculty affiliate at Columbia’s Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics. His research focuses on three institutions that jointly structure the life chances and permeate the lives of millions of Americans today: the healthcare system, the criminal justice system, and the low-wage labor market. Reich is the author of four books, the most recent of which is Working for Respect: Community and Conflict at Walmart (Columbia University Press, 2018), co-authored with Peter Bearman. He is also the author of several peer-reviewed articles, which have appeared in journals such as the American Journal of Sociology, Social Science & Medicine, Socio-Economic Review, and Industrial and Labor Relations Review. Reich received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley and was a Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society scholar at Columbia University from 2012 to 2014.