Anne-Kathrin Kronberg, Ph.D.
I am an Assistant Professor in Sociology and Organizational Science at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Before coming to Charlotte, I completed my Ph.D. at Emory University and worked as postdoctoral fellow at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany.
My research examines how organizations shape careers and career outcomes. These outcomes include income, promotions, external employer changes, and the decision to stay in a specific field. I am particularly interested in how careers differ by gender and race. In past and current projects, I have examined how firms' policy, culture, and composition shape outcomes. For this purpose, I draw on a variety of research designs including longitudinal HR data of a single employer, publicly available linked employer-employee data (LIAB), and qualitative interviews with individual managers and employees.
In more recent work, I am shifting focus from traditional, hierarchical workplaces to freelancers on digital platforms. Using qualitative interviews and quantitative analyses of web data, this project explores the work of content creators on the platform Twitch.tv.
My prior research has been published in Social Forces, Work and Occupations, Sociological Forum, Sociological Perspectives, and Mobilization. I received funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Russell Sage Foundation Pipeline Grant.