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Don Tomaskovic-Devey studies the processes that generate workplace inequality. He is the founding Director of the University of Massachusetts Center for Employment Equity and the coordinator of the Comparative Organizational Inequality Network. He has projects on the impact of financialization upon U.S. income distribution, workplace desegregation and equal opportunity, network models of labor market structure, and relational inequality. His long-term agenda is to work with others to move the social science of inequality to a more fully relational and organizational stance. He is advancing this agenda through empirical studies of jobs and workplaces, as well as social relationships between jobs within workplaces and the social relationships that link organizations to each other. He is best known for his contributions to Relational Inequality Theory as well as organizational sampling and measurement methods.
Chandra Childers (Washington, D.C.) is a Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, an organization that conducts and communicates research to inspire dialog, shape policy, and improve the lives and opportunities of women of diverse backgrounds, circumstances, and experiences. An expert on social stratification and social and economic inequality by race and sex, Chandra examines issues related to women and girls of color and job quality.
Kim Weeden (Ithaca, NY) is the Chair of the Department of Sociology and Director of the Center for the Study of Inequality at Cornell University. She studies inequality in advanced industrial societies and how it is changing over time. Current projects examine the sources of rising income inequality, the effect of occupational “closure” on wages, occupational plans and their impact on young men and women’s educational decisions, trends in the gender gap in earnings, and gender segregation in higher education.
Patrick Boyle is the Director of Research Initiatives and Public Hearings for the Equal Employment Practices Commission. He holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive/Social/Developmental Psychology from The New School for Social Research. As the Director of the EEPC Research Unit, he manages Citywide EEO data and data collection tools, conducts exploratory analyses, and communicates findings/recommendations to key stakeholders. His recent research focuses on workforce equity, sexual harassment prevention, underutilization, wage gaps, and occupational segregation.