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Ashley Martin: "The Divergent Effects of Diversity Ideologies for Race and Gender Relations"
Professor Ashley Martin's research looks at the ways in which we approach intergroup differences (i.e., highlighting or downplaying them) and their effects on intergroup equality. In contrast to research suggesting that race awareness is more effective at reducing racial bias, she shows that the opposite is true for gender. In a number of studies, Professor Martin shows that policies advocating for gender-awareness limit women’s opportunities, by attributing gender inequality to men and women’s natural, functional, and essential differences in skills and abilities, which have downstream consequences for women’s representation in the workplace.
Ashley Martin is Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior.