Erin Hatton is an associate professor of sociology at the University at Buffalo - SUNY. Her first book, The Temp Economy: From Kelly Girls to Permatemps in Postwar America (Temple University Press, 2011), weaves together gender, race, class, and work in a cultural analysis of the temporary help industry and the rise of the new economy. Her new book, Coerced: Work Under Threat of Punishment (University of California Press, 2020), analyzes four very different groups of workers--incarcerated, workfare, college athlete, and graduate student workers--to identify control over status as an important form of labor coercion.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Sociology, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York


  • 2007 
    University of Wisconsin - Madison, Sociology PhD