Her earlier work focused on political development (Peasants Against Politics) and the organization of interests (Dualism and Discontinuity in Industrial Societies and Organizing Interests in Western Europe).
Berger served as head of the MIT Department of Political Science, founding chair of the SSRC Committee on West Europe, and vice president of the American Political Science Association. She has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The French government has awarded her the Palmes Academiques, Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Merite and the Légion d'Honneur.
John M. Deutch Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Faculty Associate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University