Erin Hatton, PhD, is an associate professor in the UB Department of Sociolgoy. Prof. Hatton’s research focuses on work and political economy, while also extending into the fields of social inequality, labor, law and social policy. 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 rise of the new economy. Prof. Hatton’s current book project, Between Work and Slavery: Coerced Labor in Contemporary America, examines coerced labor in contemporary America. Drawing on interviews with more than 100 workers, in this book she examines coercion, hegemony and resistance among three very different types of coerced workers: incarcerated, workfare and student-athlete workers.