Mon, April 10, 2017, noon:
Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center.
Assistant Professor, Sociology.
Ph.D., University of California-San Diego
Dr. Cech's research examines how inequality is reproduced through processes that are built into seemingly innocuous cultural beliefs and practices. She uses quantitative and qualitative approaches to examine inequality in STEM professions; she examines how cultural definitions of "good work" and "good workers" can anchor inequality in the workforce; and she studies how cultural understandings of the extent and origin of inequality help to uphold unequal social structures.
Seron, Carroll, Susan S. Silbey, Erin A. Cech, and Brian Rubineau. 2016. "Persistence Is Cultural: Professional Socialization and the Reproduction of Sex Segregation." Work and Occupations, 43(2): 178-214. DOI. Abstract.
Charles, Maria, Bridget Harr, Erin A. Cech, and Alexandra Hendley. 2014. "Who likes math where? Gender differences in eighth-graders' attitudes around the world." International Studies in Sociology of Education, 24(1): 85-112. DOI. Abstract.