Fellows & Grantees

Heidi Gottfried

Abe Fellowship 1996
Project Title
Gendering Work: Neo-Fordism in Japan, the US, Sweden, Germany and Great Britain
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award)
Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology, Purdue University


Heidi Gottfried is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Wayne State University.  She has published several books and articles on the themes of gender, precarity and work.  Her recent book entitled Gender, Work and Economy: Unpacking the Global Economy, explores the relationship between gender and work in the global economy.  She has edited or co-edited several books, including: Gendering The Knowledge Economy: Comparative Perspectives; Equity in the Workplace: Gendering Workplace Policy Analysis; and Feminism and Social Change: Bridging Theory and Practice.  In her new book The Reproductive Bargain: Deciphering the Enigma of Japanese Capitalism (Brill, 2015), Gottfried develops a gendered institutional analysis of work and employment in Japan.  With Stephen Edgell and Edward Granter, she edited The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Work and Employment, a forthcoming landmark collection of original contributions by leading specialists from around the world.