Arlie Hochschild is interested in the relationship between human emotions and social behaviors and politics, and was the first to define the concept of emotional labor. She is currently an author and professor of sociology. Hochschild has authored nine books, the most recent of which is titled Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her other achievements include Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships as well as the Charles Cooley Award and the Jessie Bernard Award, granted by the American Sociological Association for books of hers which were also named “Notable Books of the Year” by The New York Times. Hochschild received her M.A. and Ph. D. from UC Berkeley, where she currently teaches.