Doctoral Candidate

BA, Philosophy & Allied Fields, University of Chicago

MA, Sociology, University of Chicago



I am a sociologist of work and organizations with interests in job quality, work-life interaction, political economy, and social inequality. I study working time as a lens on changing labor market institutions and broader patterns of stratification. My current research examines the origins, functions, and effects of unpredictable work schedules with a focus on the US retail sector. I show unstable scheduling creates option value for employers in the short term, but in the longer term undermines forms of commitment that promote employee well-being and performance.


Fugiel, Peter J., and Susan J. Lambert. 2019. “On-Call and On-Demand Work in the United States: Adversarial Regulation in a Context of Unilateral Control.” In Zero Hours and On-Call Work in Anglo-Saxon Countries, edited by Michelle O’Sullivan et al. Singapore: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-6613-0_6

Lambert, Susan J., Peter J. Fugiel, and Julia R. Henly. 2014. “Precarious Work Schedules among Early-Career Employees in the US: A National Snapshot.” EINet Research Brief.