Faculty & Research

Catherine Turco

  • Theodore T. Miller Career Development Professor
  • Associate Professor of Work and Organization Studies

Catherine J. Turco is the Theodore T. Miller Career Development Professor and Associate Professor of Organization Studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management. 

Turco is an ethnographer and economic sociologist who studies cultural dynamics in organizations, occupations, and markets. Her work has been published in the American Sociological Review and American Journal of Sociology and has been recognized with awards from the American Sociological Association.  Various media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, CNN, and Fortune have covered her research.

Prior to entering academia, Turco worked as a technology investment banker at Morgan Stanley and then at an enterprise software company, where she managed the company’s corporate venture fund.  She has also consulted to a number of organizations, including the Boston Red Sox.

Turco received her BA in economics from Harvard College, where in addition to her studies, she was president of Harvard Student Agencies/Let’s Go Inc., a 1,000-person company.  She received her MBA from Harvard Business School, where she was a Baker Scholar.  She received her MA and PhD in sociology from Harvard University, where she was a Presidential Scholar.