Education and Interests
(Ph.D. Boston University 1984)
Organizations and Inequality, Economic Sociology, Sex, Race and Class Processes, Methodology.
Don Tomaskovic-Devey is a professor of sociology and the current chair of the Sociology Department. He studies processes of workplace inequality, particularly discrimination and segregation, as well as topics in economic sociology more generally. His long-term agenda is to work with others to move sociological studies of inequality to a more fully relational and organizational stance. He is advancing this agenda through studies of jobs and workplaces, as well as social relationships between jobs within workplaces and the social relationships that link organizations to each other.
- Finance Sector Income Distribution Dynamics: An Application and Test of Rent Theory.” National Science Foundation.
- Private Sector Workplace Equal Employment Opportunity Progress 1966-2004. National Science Foundation. co-PIs: Kevin Stainback and Recai Yucel 005-07.
- Kevin Stainback, Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, and Sheryl Skaggs. 2010. “Organizational Approaches to Inequality: Inertia, Relative Power, and Environments.” Annual Review of Sociology. Posted on-line March 18, 2010 http://arjournals.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev-soc-070308-120014.
- Dustin Avent-Holt and Donald Tomaskovic-Devey 2010. “The Relational Basis of Inequality: Generic and Contingent Wage Distribution Processes.” Work and Occupations. 37:162-19.
- Kevin Stainback and Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, 2009. “Intersections of Power and Privilege: Long-Term Trends in Managerial Representation.” American Sociological Review. 74:800-820.
- Donald Tomaskovic-Devey and Patricia Warren. 2009. “Explaining and Eliminating Racial Profiling.” Contexts. 8:34-39.
- Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, Dustin Avent-Holt, Catherine Zimmer and Sandra Harding, 2009. “The Categorical Generation of Organizational Inequality: A Comparative Test of Tilly’s Durable Inequality.” Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. 27:128-142.
- McTague, Tricia, Kevin Stainback, and Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, 2009. “Organizational Response to Institutional Pressures for Equal Employment Opportunity since the Civil Rights Act of 1964.” Social Forces. 87:1499-1527.
- Warren, Patricia and Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, 2009. “Racial Profiling and Searches: Did the Politics of Racial Profiling Change Police Behavior?” Criminology and Public Policy. 8:343-369.
- Choi, Seunghee, Jeffrey Leiter and Donald Tomaskovic-Devey. 2008. “Contingent Autonomy: Technology, Bureaucracy and Relative Power in the Labor Process. Work and Occupations. 35:422-455.