Professor of Sociology and Management
Management of Organizations | Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership

Expert on the evolution of organizations and industries, and the impact of organizations on their employees and society at large.


Heather A. Haveman is Professor of Sociology and Business at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her BA in history and her MBA from the University of Toronto, and her PhD in Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations from Cal’s Haas School of Management. She has been on the faculty at Duke, Cornell, and Columbia. She returned to Cal in 2006.
She studies how organizations, industries, and employees’ careers evolve, and the impact of organizations on their employees and society. Her work combines insights from sociology and management studies, as well as computational linguistics, economic geography, law, and social history. Her most recent project related to on gender issues in the workplace involves analyzing data from the job-search portal to understand how organizational cultures and everyday practices create (or remove) obstacles to gender inequality.

Expertise and Research Interests

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Gender
  • Careers and Job Mobility
  • NLP