Peter Ikeler

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Associate Professor
New Academic Building
Courses Taught
  • Sociology of Work
  • Sociological Theory I & II
  • Research Methods I & II
  • Senior Seminar
  • Intro to Sociology
  • Ph.D. 2013. Sociology. Graduate Center, City University of New York
  • M.A. 2009. European Culture and Economy. Ruhr University Bochum (Germany)
  • B.A. 2007. Philosophy. New York University. summa cum laude.
Research Interests
  • Labor and Labor Movements
  • Social Class
  • Political Economy
  • Ikeler, Peter. 2016. HARD SELL: WORK AND RESISTANCE IN RETAIL CHAINS (ILR/Cornell University Press).
  • Ikeler, Peter. 2023. "Are Services Post-Capitalist? A Marxian Interrogation." Critical Sociology, OnlineFirst:

    Ikeler, Peter, R. Joshua Scannell, Jefferson Charles, Felicia Crivello. 2023. "Nostalgic Resignation: Working-Class Characters in Neoliberal Film." Sociological Forum, OnlineFirst:

  • Ikeler, Peter. 2021. “Labor Relations and the Overdose Crisis in the United States.” Addiction Research & Theory, 
    29(4): 271-278. 
  • Ikeler, Peter and Jillian Crocker. 2021. “The Continuity of Work: Class Consciousness in Service and Non-Service 
    Jobs.” Economic and Industrial Democracy, 42(3): 401-425. 
  • Ikeler, Peter and CalvinJohn Smiley. 2020. “The Racial Economics of Mass Incarceration: A Critique of Clegg and 
    Usmani.” Spectre Journal, 1(2): 78-99.
  • Gasparri, Stefano, Peter Ikeler and Giovanna Fullin. 2019. “Trade Union Strategy in Fashion Retail in Italy and the 
    USA: Converging Divergence between Institutions and Mobilization?” European Journal of Industrial 
    Relations, 25(4): 345-361. 
  • Ikeler, Peter. 2019. “Precarity’s Prospect: Contingent Control and Union Renewal in the Retail Sector.” Critical 
    Sociology, 45(4–5): 501–516.
  • Ikeler, Peter and Laura Limonic. 2018. “Middle Class Decline? The Growth of Professional-Managers in the 
    Neoliberal Era.” The Sociological Quarterly, 59(4): 549-570.
  • Ikeler, Peter and Giovanna Fullin. 2018. “Training to Empower: A Decade of the Retail Action Project.” Journal of 
    Labor and Society, 21(2): 173-191.
  • Ikeler, Peter. 2016. “Deskilling Emotional Labour: Evidence from Department Store Retail.” Work, Employment and 
    Society, 30(6): 966-983. 
  • Ikeler, Peter. 2014. “Infusing Craft Identity into a Noncraft Industry: The Retail Action Project.” Pp. 113-133 in 
    Milkman, Ruth and Ed Ott (eds), New Labor in New York: Precarious Workers and the Future of the Labor 
    Movement. Ithaca, NY: ILR/Cornell University Press. 
  • Monaghan, David and Peter Ikeler. 2014. “Global Centrality and Income Inequality in U.S. Metropolitan Areas: A 
    Test of Two Hypotheses.” Sociological Focus, 47(3): 174-193.
  • Milkman, Ruth, Ana Luz Gonzalez, and Peter Ikeler. 2012. “Wage and Hour Violations in Low-Wage Work: A 
    Comparison of Los Angeles, New York and Chicago.” Industrial Relations Journal (UK), 43(5): 378-398.
  • Ikeler, Peter. 2011. “Workers’ Power in the Global City? Lessons from Three New York Transit Strikes.” Labor Studies 
    Journal, 36(4): 460-482.
  • Ikeler, Peter. 2011. “Organizing Retail: Ideas for Labor’s Ongoing Challenge.” Journal of Labor and Society, 14(3):