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Pamela Stone
Professor of Sociology, Hunter College
Professor of Sociology, Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Pamela Stone is Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and the GraduateCenter of the City University of New York.  A recipient of numerous grants and fellowships in support of her research, including one at the Radcliffe Institute, HarvardUniversity, she is an expert on women in the workplace and has written widely on such topics as the gender wage gap, pay equity, and the work-family interface.  She has also consulted, provided expert testimony, and lectured extensively about these issues, and was one of the few academic researchers invited to participate in the historic 2010 White House Forum on Workplace Flexibility, an effort to begin a national policy dialogue on how workplaces can better meet the needs of today’s working families. Her book, Opting Out?  Why Women Really Quit Careers and Head Home (University of California Press), which Publishers Weekly described as “fascinating and surprising” and Business Week lauded as “provocative, superbly researched, and required reading,” won the William J. Goode Book Award of the American Sociological Association.  Her work has received extensive press and media coverage, including The New York Times (most recently an August, 2013, cover story in The New York Times Magazine), Science, Time, Forbes,  Working Mother (which named Opting Out? one of its editors’ “Picks for Moms”), and appearances on the CBS Nightly News and the Today Show, among others.  In research currently underway, she is conducting a follow-up of the women interviewed for Opting Out? and carrying out a cross-national study of policies affecting work time in advanced economies.  An honors graduate of Duke University, Stone received her PhD from Johns Hopkins University.