IE Brown Executive MBA

Meghan Kallman

Assistant Professor, Graduate School for Global Inclusion and Social Development, UMASS Boston
Providence, Rhode Island


Meghan Elizabeth Kallman is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School for Global Inclusion and Social Development at UMASS Boston. She earned her PhD in Sociology in 2016 from Brown University and holds additional degrees from the University of Chicago and Smith College. She is the recipient of two prestigious National Science Foundation grants, as well as grants from the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy, the Cogut Center, and others.

Her work uses organizational theory to make sense of social change—her current project uses a case study of the US Peace Corps to understand how organizations shape the politics of their intrinsically motivated participants. Dr. Kallman also works on network theory and social movements. Her most recent book, called “The Third Sector”, was published in 2016 by the University of Illinois Press. Her second book, “The Death of Idealism”, is in preparation and will be published next year. She was a 2015-2016 fellow with the Women’s Policy Institute of Rhode Island and is a sitting city councilor in Pawtucket, RI.