Tamar Kricheli-Katz


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Tamar Kricheli-Katz
Graduate Dissertation Fellow 2010-11, Sociology and Law

Tamar Kricheli-Katz is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at Stanford University and a JSD candidate at Stanford Law School. Her research explores the relationships among choice, responsibility, moral judgment and discrimination. Specifically, it aims at investigating whether the belief that individuals can choose to acquire a certain status, affects the ways in which people of this status are then treated, and whether the discrimination against them is legitimized. Focusing on the example of motherhood, Kricheli-Katz shows how the more motherhood is perceived to be a choice women have, the greater the penalties associated with making that choice. In other words, mothers are discriminated against more, when motherhood is perceived to be a choice women have. You can read more in Kricheli-Katz's article: The Cost of Choosing Motherhood.