Professor of Sociology
University of Pennsylvania, US








Jerry A. Jacobs is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. Jacobs` research has addressed a number of aspects of women’s employment, including authority, earnings, working conditions, part-time work and work-family conflict, and entry into male-dominated occupations. He has authored or edited 10 books and journal special issues, published 80 academic papers and received more than 30 research grants.

Jacobs’ study of interdisciplinary scholarly communication, In Defense of Disciplines: Interdisciplinarity, Specialization and the Research University, was published 2014 (University of Chicago Press). His other books include The Changing Face of Medicine, with Ann Boulis (Cornell University Press, 2008), The Time Divide, with Kathleen Gerson (Harvard University Press, 2004), and Revolving Doors: Sex Segregation and Women’s Careers (Stanford University Press, 1989).

Jerry A. has served as the Editor of the American Sociological Review and is the Founding President of the Work and Family Researchers Network.