Department of Economics, UCSD
Kate Antonovics is a labor economist whose primary research interests are gender and race inequality, discrimination and affirmative action. She received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin in 2000 and has been on the faculty of the Economics Department at UC San Diego ever since. She has authored several papers on gender inequality and gender discrimination, including one that examines differences in the performance of men and women in competitive settings. She has also done research of the link between women’s schooling choices and the education of their children.
Department of Medicine
Dean of Graduate Studies, UC San Diego
Dr. Kim Barrett, a native of the United Kingdom, obtained her B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Chemistry at University College London. Following a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, she joined the faculty of UCSD School of Medicine in 1985, and rose to her current rank of Professor of Medicine in 1996. Her research interests center on the normal and abnormal biology of the intestinal epithelium and their relevance to a variety of digestive diseases including inflammatory bowel diseases, infectious diarrheal diseases, and peptic ulcer disease. She has received a number of honors for her research, including the Bowditch and Davenport Lectureships of the American Physiological Society, and being awarded the degree of Doctor of Medical Science, honoris causa, by Queens University Belfast. She has been highly active in professional societies and in scholarly editing. She is also the author or editor of several books and monographs and more than two hundred peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and reviews. She has a long-standing interest in the status of women in academia. She served as Chair of the Committee on Women in Physiology of the American Physiological Society, and Co-Chair of the Gender Equity Taskforce of the UCSD School of Medicine. In 2006, she was also appointed as Dean of Graduate Studies at UCSD. In this capacity, she serves as a member of the senior academic management team of the institution and oversees the recruitment, academic advancement and climate for more than 4000 masters and doctoral students. She also guides the development of new graduate programs and planning for an anticipated 50% growth in the graduate population in the next 10-12 years.
Jacobs School of Engineering, UCSD
Dr. Mandy Bratton is the Director of Global TIES - Teams in Engineering Service and a Lecturer in the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. She earned a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1996 and prior to joining the Jacobs School, served as a senior faculty member in Psychology and Human Development and Interim Associate Dean at Prescott College for the Liberal Arts, the Environment and Social Justice. During her thirty years in higher education, she has held a number of clinical, teaching, and administrative positions at a variety of institutions, including Arizona State University and Cornell University. Her research interests include the impact of experiential and service learning on students and their clients, and gender issues in academic settings.
Department of Sociology, University of California Santa Barbara
Maria Charles (Ph.D. Stanford University) is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Previously she was a member of the Sociology faculty at UC San Diego (1994-2008), and a postdoctoral researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (1991-1994). She received a Ph.D. in Sociology from Stanford University, and Bachelor’s degrees from UCSB in Environmental Studies and Political Science.
Professor Charles specializes in the international comparative study of social inequalities with particular attention to cross-national differences in women's economic, educational, and family roles. Her teaching specialties include quantitative methods, social inequality, and sociology of class, race, and gender. She has published extensively on the phenomenon of sex segregation, most recently on the ideological and organizational factors that contribute to female underrepresentation in engineering and the physical sciences around the world. Her coauthored book, Occupational Ghettos: The Worldwide Segregation of Women and Men (Stanford University Press) received the Max Weber Award for Distinguished Scholarship in 2005.
Charles, Maria and Karen Bradley. 2009. “Indulging Our Gendered Selves? Sex Segregation by Field of Study in 44 Countries.” American Journal of Sociology 114:924-76.
Charles, Maria. 2008. “Culture and Inequality: Identity, Ideology, and Difference in ‘Post-ascriptive Society’.” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 619:41-58.
Charles, Maria and David Grusky. 2004 (2005 in paperback). Occupational Ghettos: The Worldwide Segregation of Women and Men. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
Associate Dean, UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering
Jeanne Ferrante is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Equity, Associate Dean of the Jacobs School of Engineering, and Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at UC San Diego. She received her B.A. from New College at Hofstra University in 1969, and her Ph.D. from MIT in 1974. Prior to joining UC San Diego in 1994, she taught at Tufts University until 1978, and was subsequently a Research Staff Member at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center.
As Associate Dean, she co-founded UCSD Teams In Engineering Service (TIES), which partners multidisciplinary teams of undergraduates with non-profit organizations to provide long-term technical solutions. Dr. Ferrante also co-founded the UCSD Women’s Leadership Alliance, whose aim is to advance leadership development, networking, and recognition of women campus leaders at UC San Diego. She was honored as a UCSD Community Champion for Diversity in 2004, and received the 2007 Athena Educator Pinnacle Award for her diversity leadership efforts.
William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Ruben J. Garcia is a tenured Associate Professor at California Western School of Law in San Diego, where he has taught since 2003. He has held visiting appointments at the University of California, Davis School of Law and at the University of California, San Diego. Garcia's research focuses on labor and employment law, with particular attention to the effects of race, gender, immigration and globalization on the world of work. He teaches primarily in the Labor and Employment Law Concentration at California Western, as well as Professional Responsibility and a course in Constitutional Law at the University of California, San Diego.
Before teaching, Garcia specialized in labor and employment law while in private practice in Los Angeles. He now serves on the executive boards of the Society of American Law Teachers and the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties. Garcia is also active in the Law and Society Association and the Labor and Employment Relations Association.
"New Voices at Work: Race and Gender Identity Caucuses in The U.S. Labor Movement," 54 Hastings Law Journal 79 (2002)
Department of Sociology
Kathleen Gerson is Professor of Sociology and Collegiate Professor of Arts and Science at New York University. Her work focuses on the connections among gender, work, and family life in post-industrial societies. She conducts research that seeks to combine the deep understandings of qualitative, life history interviews with the rigor of systematically collected samples and carefully situated comparisons. Her theoretical concern aims to explain the interactive links between processes of social and individual change, with special attention to how institutional conflicts and contradictions prompt creative human action. Kathleen’s most recent book, The Unfinished Revolution: How a New Generation is Reshaping Family, Work, and Gender in America (Oxford University Press, 2010), addresses a new generation’s experiences growing up amid changing families and blurring gender boundaries. The Unfinished Revolution shows how irreversible but incomplete change has created a growing clash between new egalitarian ideals and resistant social institutions. Although young women and men hope to fashion flexible, egalitarian gender strategies, they are falling back on less desirable options that are fostering a new gender divide between “self-reliant” women and “neo-traditional” men. The solution to these 21st century conundrums is to finish the gender revolution by creating more flexible, egalitarian workplaces and more child-supportive communities.
The Unfinished Revolution: How a New Generation is Reshaping Family, Work, and Gender in America. New York: Oxford University Press (forthcoming December, 2009).
No Man's Land: Men's Changing Commitments to Family and Work. New York: Basic Books (paperback edition, 1994).
(with Jerry A. Jacobs) The Time Divide: Work, Family, and Gender Inequality. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press (paperback edition, 2005; Korean translation, 2009).
Department of History, UCSD
Christine Hunefeldt has been teaching for the History Department at UCSD since 1990. She received her Ph.D. in Ethnology, Americanistics, and History from the University of Bonn, Germany in 1982. Her research focuses on Latin American history with an emphasis on Andean history, life of women, and indigenous populations and slaves.
Department of Sociology, UCSD
Martha Lampland received her B.A. (summa cum laude) and M.A. from the University of Minnesota, and her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Chicago. Her specialties include: political economy, history, feminist theory, science studies, social theory, and the symbolic analysis of complex societies. Her book, entitled The Object of Labor: Commodification in Socialist Hungary, analyzes the collectivization of agriculture in Hungary and its social consequences. Other projects include a study of nineteenth century agrarian history in Hungary, analysis of gender images of the Hungarian nation in the nineteenth century, and patterns of Hungarian historical consciousness and revolution in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She is now starting a project on scientific management in Hungary during the capitalist and socialist periods (1940s-1960s). Lampland is a core faculty member of the Science Studies program.
Associate Dean, UCSD Rady School of Management
He has also served on committees of the National Academy of Sciences, most recently on organ donation, and on cost-effectiveness of federal health-related policies, programs and regulations.
His work has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Hewlett Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Electric Power Research Institute, Exxon and IBM. He teaches negotiation, decision analysis, organizational behavior, managerial decision making, statistics, and research methods. He serves or has served on the editorial boards of several major journals, and on review panels of the National Science Foundation and the Environmental Protection Agency.
He won both the top research and MBA teaching awards at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, and was selected to Who’s Who in Economics 1990-2000. His research on punitive damages has been cited in numerous court cases, including opinions by the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals and the California State Supreme Court. His editorials, quotations and references to his work have appeared in numerous media outlets, among them the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Financial Times, LA Times, Dallas Morning News, Time Magazine, CNN, UPI, Reuters, ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, and BBC.
News and Events
Project PAINT: The Prison Arts INiTiative
CRGP Graduate Fellow Laura Pecenco's dissertation, entitled "Paint in the Can: Creating Art and Gender in Prison," is a multi-method analysis of the diverse ways in which gender is performed by men in prison art programs. As part of her dissertation research, Pecenco founded Project PAINT: The Prison Arts INiTiative, a visual arts program at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility. Her program has recently been featured as the cover story of San Diego CityBeat and on both Midday Edition and Evening Edition of KPBS. Project PAINT has also now received funding from a partnership of the California Arts Council and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to expand programming.
Workplace Flexibility Stigma
A new study by CRGP Senior Academic Affiliate Erin Cech and Founding Director Mary Blair-Loy has found that flexibility stigma among science faculty is a problem for even childless workers. The article, "Consequences of Flexibility Stigma for Academic Scientists and Engineers," reports that professionals who acknowledge the existence of a flexibility stigma in their workplaces are more likely to consider leaving their places of employment, are less satisfied with their jobs, and feel that they have a more difficult time achieving work-life balance than those who do not indicate the presence of such a stigma. Find more information on this research in Inside Higher Ed and Work in Progress, the blog of the American Sociological Association's Organizations, Occupations, and Work Section.
Understanding Change in Science and Engineering
The Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at UCSD recently released a report, entitled Building the Innovation Economy? The Challenges of Defining, Creating and Maintaining the STEM Workforce, which explores why many workers are leaving this field and how they keep their skill sets current despite regular change. A downloadable copy of the report is available here.
ASA OOW Blog: Work in Progress
Work in Progress, the blog of the Organizations, Occupations, and Work section of the American Sociological Association, provides a sociological perspective on matters related to work as a complement to more mainstream accounts of the subject. The blog is written for the general public, showcasing recent sociological research in the field. Work in Progress recently featured a post with sociologists Julie Kmec, Lindsey Trimble O'Connor, and Scott Schieman, a CRGP Senior Academic Affiliate, regarding the penalties many working mothers believe they face when they adjust their work schedules after having children. Unlike the men in the sample who made similar schedule changes, these mothers report that they feel ignored and are asked to perform the least desirable tasks at their workplaces, whether they reduce or increase their work hours; the authors attribute such reactions by employers and co-workers to perceived violations of norms of "ideal workers" and of cultural expectations of mothers.
Ethics and Engineering Education
The "culture of disengagement" among engineering students has the been the subject of recent work by CRGP Senior Academic Affiliate Erin Cech. She conducted a survey of over 300 engineering students in 4 different university settings. Eighteen months post-graduation, students reported less concern about public welfare and social justice issues than they did as first-year students. Cech suggests that ethics considerations should be more fully integrated into STEM education to prevent such disengagement. Her results appear in both "Culture of Disengagement in Engineering Education?," in Science, Technology, & Human Values, and "Education: Embed social awareness in science curricula," in Nature.