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News and Events
Gender Bias in Teaching Evaluations
A recent study by Lillian MacNell, Adam Driscoll, and Andrea N. Hunt has demonstrated that students tend to rate instructors they believe to be male more highly than those they believe to be female, regardless of their actual sex. InsideHigherEd features a summary of the experiment and findings.
Thinking Gender Graduate Conference
The UCLA Center for the Study of Women will host Thinking Gender 2015: 25th Annual Graduate Student Research Conference on April 23 and 24, 2015. Find more information here.
Grant Awarded for U.S./Norway Comparative Study on Gender and Work
In 2014, Senior Academic Affiliate Sigtona Halrynjo and colleagues at the Institute for Social Research (ISF) in Oslo received funding from the Research Council of Norway for a large, multi-year project entitled, “Gender Segregation in the Labour Market: Comparative Perspectives and Welfare State Challenges." Mary Blair-Loy will take the lead on a U.S. comparison for a sub-part of this project. The subproject, “Cracks in the glass ceiling? Female career patterns in the United States and Norway,” will compare women executives’ career paths in the two countries.
Little Change in the Gender Wage Gap
September 2014 Census Bureau data indicates that in 2013 full-time, year-round working women earned 78% of the pay of their male counterparts. This gender wage gap has remained consistent since 2007. Although factors such as hours worked, educational differences, and job type account for some of this pay difference, 10-40% of the gender wage gap is unexplained. The Center for American Progress recommends seven steps to reduce the gap, including raising the minimum wage, supporting pay transparency, and passing sick days legislation.
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 in the San Diego Union-Tribune, 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.