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PhD, Management, and MS, Management, Institute for Work and Employment Research at MIT Sloan School of Management, 2019
MUP Urban Planning, NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, 2008
BA, International Development Studies and BA, Spanish, University of California at Los Angeles, 2002
Changing nature of the employment relationship; restructuring of work; conflict in the employment relationship; industrial relations theory
Professor Riordan’s research and teaching interests are grounded in industrial relations but also pertain to organizational theory and the sociology of work and occupations. One stream of her research focuses on organizational restructuring and implications for work and job design. Another stream of her work probes the nature of conflict in today’s employment relationship. Professor Riordan is also a contributor to work that aims to build industrial relations theory with insights derived from micro- and macro-level organizational theory, and has published on the employment relationship and inequality as well as immigration and work.