Leadership Team

Fidan Kurtulus

Faculty Director
312 Crotty Hall

Fidan Ana Kurtulus is a Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has also been Wertheim Fellow at Harvard Law School and Women and Public Policy Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Professor Kurtulus conducts research on the causes and consequences of workplace diversity and the long-term effects of affirmative action legislation at American workplaces since the Civil Rights Movement.  She also conducts research on participatory workplace practices and broad-based employee stock ownership, and authored the 2017 book with Doug Kruse titled How Did Employee Ownership Firms Weather the Last Two Recessions? Employee Ownership, Employment Stability, and Firm Survival: 1999-2011 (Upjohn Institute for Employment Research). She has published numerous scholarly articles using restricted-access data from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEO-1 files and EEO-4 files) examining the employment progress of women and minorities over the last several decades. She has also been a technical advisor to the EEOC on their recent efforts to begin collecting pay data from private sector firms.