Don Tomaskovic-Devey studies the processes that generate workplace inequality. He has projects on the impact of financialization upon US income distribution, workplace desegregation and equal opportunity progress since the 1964 Civil Rights Act, network models of labor market structure, and relational inequalities in organizations. His long-term agenda is to move the social science of inequality to a more fully relational and organizational stance. His 2012 book, Documenting Desegregation: Racial and Gender Segregation in Private-Sector Employment Since the Civil Rights Act, was published by the Russell Sage Foundation Press. Funding from the National Science Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, and the Institute for New Economic Thinking support his current research.
About the Cole Lecture:
In its sixth year, the lecture series, funded by Robert C. Cole Jr. ’59 and his wife, Margaret, aims to engage UMass Amherst alumni with faculty whose current research has a direct impact on world issues.