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Erin Kelly
Professor of Sociology, University of Minnesota

Erin L. Kelly is Professor and the Martindale Chair of Sociology at the University of Minnesota, director of the Life Course Center, and an affiliate of the Minnesota Population Center. She studies the adoption and implementation of new workplace policies and the consequences of these innovations for employees, families, and work organizations. Her research on flexibility initiatives, family leaves, childcare benefits, sexual harassment policies, and diversity programs has been published in the American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Law & Society Review, and other venues. Kelly’s research integrates quantitative and qualitative methods, including group-randomized trials, quasi-experimental designs, multilevel models, event history analysis as well as semi-structured interviews and ethnographic methods. Kelly is part of the Work, Family and Health Network, supported by the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control.