Associate Professor of Sociology
University of Maryland
Meredith Kleykamp is associate professor of sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park, and director of the Center for Research on Military Organization. She is also a faculty associate of the Maryland Population Research Center (MPRC). Prior to joining the Maryland faculty in 2010, she was an assistant professor at the University of Kansas, and previously taught at the United States Military Academy (West Point). She received a Ph.D. from Princeton University, and a B.A. in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin.
Her research focuses on people's work lives—their jobs, earnings, and careers. Kleykamp’s past and current research examines the connections between the labor market and three specific institutions: the military, prison, and unions. She explores how these institutions influence patterns of employment and how each institution's influence varies along racial, ethnic, class, and gender lines.