Winter Quarter 2016 Schedule: “Gender and Work”

We are excited to announce the Spring Quarter 2016 schedule for the Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop.  This quarter’s theme is “Gender and Work,” and will be curated by Amanda Sharkey, Associate Professor of Organizations and Markets at Booth. Papers and presentation will focus on issues of gender inequality in the workplace, with a particular emphasis on understanding key organizational factors (e.g., formal policies and practices as well as informal cultural aspects of workplaces) that either promote or reduce disparities between men and women on the job.

Please Note: Workshops will be held on alternate Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6:00pm in the first floor seminar room of 5733 S. University Avenue, unless otherwise noted.

January 12th: Jaclyn Wong (Graduate Student in Sociology, University of Chicago), “Competing Desires: How Young Adult Couples Negotiate Moving for Career Opportunities”
January 26th: Youngjee Cha (Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Indiana University), “Are Some Occupations More Family-Friendly than Others? The Effects of Occupational Contexts on Using Leave and Flexible Work Policies”
February 9th: Amanda Sharkey (Associate Professor of Organizations and Markets, Booth School of Business), “Fitting In?: Gender and the Role of Preference for ‘Cultural Fit’ in Hiring”
February 23rd: Adilia E. E. James (Graduate Student in Sociology, University of Chicago), “The Unequal Effects of Work Experience on Evaluations of Male and Female Professionals’ Leadership Traits”
March 8th: Jessica Zulema Borja (Graduate Student in Sociology, University of Chicago), “The Impact of Working Alone: The Experiences of Women in the Trucking Industry”

Papers are made available in advance via our email list. If you are interested in joining the email list, go to or contact the workshop coordinators, Annie Heffernan and Rebecca Oh, at

If you have any questions or accomodation requests, please don’t hesitate to contact the workshop coordinators at

We look forward to seeing you on January 12th!

Rebecca and Annie

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