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Cecilia Ridgeway
Lucie Stern Professor of Sociology, School of Humanities and Sciences
2012-13 President of the American Sociological Association

Cecilia Ridgeway is the Lucie Stern Professor of Social Sciences in the Sociology Department at Stanford University. She earned her B.A. (with honors and distinction) in Sociology from the University of Michigan, and both her M.A. in Sociology and Ph.D. in Sociology from Cornell University. She has received numerous awards and honors, the latest of which includes serving as President of the American Sociological Association (2012-13), and as Fellow to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2009).

She is particularly interested in the roles of social hierarchies in everyday interaction play in the larger processes of stratification and inequality in a society.   Her recent book, on the topic of interactional processes preserving gender inequality despite major socioeconomic changes in society, is Framed By Gender: How Gender Inequality Persists in the Modern World (Oxford University Press, 2011).

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