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Clayman Institute Sociologists Share Gender Research at ASA Annual Meeting

photo of Musto, Wynn

Michela Musto and Alison T. Wynn

Aug 26 2019
A number of sociologists affiliated with the Clayman Institute shared findings on gender and work, sexuality, education and feminist movements at the 114th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, held in New York City Aug. 10-13.
On a panel about children and youth, Postdoctoral Fellow Michela Musto presented her paper “The Gendered Social Construction of Intelligence in Early Adolescence,” including analysis from two-and-a-half years of ethnographic research in a Los Angeles middle school. Musto’s latest research was published in the April issue of ASA’s American Sociological Review, where it ranks among the most-read articles of the last six months.
Postdoctoral Fellow Alison T. Wynn presided over a session on Organizational Recruiting, Hiring and Promotion, featuring presentations of four individual papers. The papers in the session included “’It's All About Fit’: The Forms of Fit in Hiring Processes Across the Labor Market,” presented by Stanford sociologists Bethany Nichols, David Pedulla and Jeff T. Sheng. Other researchers addressed professional recruitment, tied migration and discrimination, and career navigation for women MBAs in Japan.
Wynn presented her own research in a session on gender and work. Wynn’s paper was titled “Human Resource Professionals’ Approaches to Gender Equality Change in a Silicon Valley Technology Company.” The panel also included presentations about the dearth of women CEOs and the paradox of meritocracy.  
Clayman Institute Graduate Student Chloe Grace Hart presented “Workplace sexuality as a driver of gender inequality: Evidence from the tech industry.” Also at the ASA, Hart was presented with the award for Best Graduate Student Paper in social psychology.
Graduate Dissertation Fellow Taylor Orth presented her research on a panel about Gendered Romantic and Sexual Relationships. Her paper examined “Sexual Behavior and Satisfaction in Same-Sex and Different-Sex Relationships.”
Alison Dahl Crossley, Clayman Institute associate director, was invited to present on a panel about theoretical advancements in our understandings of social movement continuity. Crossley shared analysis of recent patterns of feminist mobilization and how these cases help us understand the rapid social movement mobilization of contemporary social protest.

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