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Mon, Jan 22, 2018, noon: Narayan Sastry

Erin A. Cech

Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center.

Assistant Professor, Sociology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

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.

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Cech, Erin A. 2017. "What fosters concern for inequality among American adolescents?" Social Science Research, 61: 160-180. DOI. Abstract.

Cech, Erin A. 2016. "Mechanism or Myth? Family Plans and the Reproduction of Occupational Gender Segregation." Gender and Society, 30(2): 265-288. DOI. Abstract.

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.

Cech, Erin A. 2015. "Engineers and Engineeresses? Self-conceptions and the Development of Gendered Professional Identities." Sociological Perspectives, 58(1): 56-77. DOI. Abstract.

Cech, Erin A., and Mary Blair-Loy. 2014. "Consequences of Flexibility Stigma Among Academic Scientists and Engineers." Work and Occupations, 41(1): 86-110. DOI. Abstract.

Cech, Erin A. 2014. "Culture of Disengagement in Engineering Education?" Science, Technology, and Human Values, 39(1): 42-72. 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.

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