RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS:
I am an organizational and development sociologist; I study organizations to better understand how they shape our perceptions, our values, and our behaviors. My research agenda looks at organizational forms and how they intersect with ethics, politics, innovation, and inequality in various ways; I am interested in how organizational decisions shape efforts towards development, both in the organizational field, and in the lives and emotions of people.
My teaching interests include: Organizations, institutionalism, political sociology, nonprofits, third sector, public service, social change, social movements, networks
Assistant Professor, School for Global Inclusion and Social Development, UMASS Boston, Jan 2018-Current
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute at Brown for Environment & Society, Brown University, 2016-2017
Kallman, Meghan Elizabeth. "The Death of Idealism: Development and Anti-Politics in the Peace Corps". In Production, Columbia University Press.
Kallman, Meghan Elizabeth, and Terry N. Clark. “The Third Sector”. 2016. Champaign: University of Illinois Press.
Clark, Terry N. and Meghan Elizabeth Kallman. “The Global Transformation of Organized Groups: New Roles for Community Service Organizations, Non-Profits, and the New Political Culture” (2011). Policy report commissioned by the China International Center for Economic and Technical Exchanges, Ministry of Commerce, Beijing.
REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS
Kallman, Meghan Elizabeth. 2019.“Encapsulation, Professionalization and Managerialism in the Peace Corps”. Published online, forthcoming in print. International Public Management Journal.
Kallman, Meghan Elizabeth. “Leaders in Leaderlessness: Democracy, Inclusion, and Group Decision-Making in Street Bands”. In HONK!: Instrumental Activism in a Street Band Renaissance, edited by Reebee Garofalo, Erin Allen, and Andrew Snyder. New York: Routledge. (Forthcoming).
Kallman, Meghan Elizabeth and Scott Frickel. 2019. ‘Nested Logics and Smart Meter Adoption: Institutional Processes and Organizational Change in the Diffusion of Smart Meters in the United States’. Energy Research & Social Science, 57.
Kallman, Meghan Elizabeth. 2019. ‘The “male” privilege of White women, the “White” privilege of Black women, and vulnerability to violence: an intersectional analysis of Peace Corps workers in host countries’. Vol. 21 (4), pp. 566-594
Kallman, Meghan Elizabeth and Scott Frickel. 2018. “Power to the People: Industrial Transition Movements and Energy Populism.” Environmental Sociology Vol. 5 (3), pp. 255-268
Kallman, Meghan Elizabeth. 2018. “Dimensions of Cosmopolitanism: Patriotism and Disaffection among US Peace Corps Volunteers.” International Journal of Sociology Vol. 48 (3), pp. 189–215.
Kallman, Meghan Elizabeth. 2018. “Teaching Sociology in a Men’s Prison: How Total Institutions Shape Pedagogy and Engagement with Content.” Teaching Sociology, Vol. 46 (4), pp. 295-308
Frickel, Scott, Daniela Wühr, Christine Horne and Meghan Elizabeth Kallman. 2017. “Field of Visions: Inter-organizational Challenges to Smart Energy Transition in Washington State”. Brooklyn Law Review, 82.
Kallman, Meghan Elizabeth. 2017. “Allocative failures: networks and institutions in international grantmaking relationships”. VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, Vol. 28 (2), pp. 745-772
Kallman, Meghan Elizabeth. 2015. ‘Technical, Emotional, Professional: Idealism and Commitment in the Peace Corps’ in Materiality, Rules, and Regulation, François-Xavier du Vaujany & Nathalie Mitev, eds. London: Palgrave.
Kallman, Meghan Elizabeth. 2015. ‘Making the Cosmopolitan Canopy in Boston’s Haymarket Square’ Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol. 38 (5), pp. 759-774
Kallman, Meghan Elizabeth, and Josephine Ferorelli. 2018. ‘On the Future: a Harsh Climate for Motherhood’, in Motherhood in Precarious Times, A. Dolman, B. Schwartz-Bechet, and DJ Davis, eds. Bradford, ON: Demeter Press.
GRANTS, AWARDS, AND RECOGNITION
Joseph P. Healey Research Grant Program, 2019. $9,358
Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Department of Sociology, Brown University, Spring 2015.
Dissertation Improvement Grant, National Science Foundation, June 2014.
Joukouwsky Summer Research Award, Graduate School, Brown University. 2014.
Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Department of Sociology, Brown University, Fall 2014.
Steinhaus-Zisson Research Grant, Pembroke Center, Brown University, 2013-2014,
Feinberg Research Award, Brown University, 2013
Graduate Fellowship, Cogut Center for the Humanities, Brown University, 2013-2014,
Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy, Dissertation Research Grant, 2013.
Feinberg Research Award, Brown University, 2012.
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP) 2011-2014.
Graduate Research Fellowship, Brown University, 2010-2011.
San Carlos Foundation 2-year award for US professionals working in developing countries, 2007-2008
Elizabeth Drew Prize for Best Fiction Writing, Smith College, 2004
Gertrude Posner Spencer Prizes (2 distinct prizes) for Excellence in Writing Fiction, Smith College, 200