Erin Reid studies the interrelations between careers, identity, and how work is organized. She is especially interested in how men and women cope with time-greedy work, and the implications of their coping mechanisms for their own lives as well as the organizations for which they work. She uses both qualitative and quantitative methods in her research. Her research has been published or is forthcoming in Organization Science, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. Her work has received multiple awards. In 2015, she was shortlisted for the Thinkers50 "Radar" award.
Prior to her academic career, Erin worked for a small social policy research company, in education and labor market policy for Canadian government, and as a dietary aide for a nursing home.