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Shelley J. Correll
Barbara D. Finberg Director, Clayman Institute
Professor, Department of Sociology at Stanford University
Education Module Presenter
(650) 723-1994

Shelley Correll is professor of sociology at Stanford University and the Barbara D. Finberg Director of the Clayman Institute for Gender Research. Her expertise is in the areas of gender and workplace dynamics. Her recent research on “motherhood penalty” illustrates how stereotypic beliefs associated with motherhood influence the workplace evaluations and pay and hiring decisions of women when they give evidence of being a mother. This research has been featured in several media outlets including The New York Times, CNN, ABC World News Tonight, The Nation, and Ms. magazine.

Correll is currently leading a project on “redesigning work” evaluates how workplaces structures and practices can be better aligned with the needs of today’s workforce. She is also actively involved in developing applications of her research to real world problems. Correll consults on reducing stereotypic biases in the workplace, speaks to professional groups in computer science and engineering, and works with attorneys as they incorporate social science evidence into cases involving workplace discrimination against those with family responsibilities. 


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