Doctoral Student

MA, Sociology, University of Chicago
BA, Philosophy & Allied Fields, University of Chicago


Peter J. Fugiel studies how social difference is articulated in the organization of work. His major interests lie in the sociology of organizations, work and occupations, and comparative political economy. He has worked with Susan Lambert on several projects related to unstable and unpredictable work schedules. He is currently analyzing data from the Stable Scheduling Study to evaluate the effects of a store-level intervention designed to increase schedule stability and predictability for hourly retail workers. His dissertation develops a risk governance framework for analyzing precarious work schedules and the making of scheduling standards in the US retail sector. He teaches courses on social theory and poverty, inequality, and the welfare state.


Williams, Joan C., Susan J. Lambert, Saravanan Kesavan, Peter J. Fugiel, Lori Ann Ospina, Erin Devorah Rapoport, Meghan Jarpe, Dylan Bellisle, Pradeep Pendem, Lisa McCorkell and Sarah Adler-Milstein. “Stable Scheduling Increases Productivity and Sales: The Stable Scheduling Study.” Research report published by the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law. (

Lambert, Susan J., Peter J. Fugiel, and Julia R. Henly. “Precarious Work Schedules among Early-Career Employees in the US: A National Snapshot.” EINet Research Brief. (