Donald Tomaskovic-Devey

Department of Sociology
Don Tomaskovic-Devey is interested in the processes that generate workplace inequality. His research encompasses the impact of financialization on U.S. income distribution, workplace desegregation and equal opportunity, network models of labor market structure, and relational inequality as a theoretical and empirical project. His long-term agenda is to work with others to move the social science 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.
Current Grants:
Don Tomaskovic-Devey (PI) and Lee Badgett and Fidan Kurtulis (Co-PIs). “Building an Interdisciplinary Equal Employment Opportunity Research Network and Data Capacity,” August 2013-August 2016, National Science Foundation.
Don Tomaskovic-Devey (PI) and Ken-Hou Lin (Co-PI). “Does Financialization Contribute to Growing Income Inequality?” January 2013-December 2015, Institute for New Economic Thinking.
Recent Publications:
  • Kevin Stainback and Donald Tomaskovic-Devey. 2012. Documenting Desegregation: Racial and Gender Segregation in Private Sector Employment since the Civil Rights Act. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
  • Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, Martin Hällsten, and Dustin Avent-Holt. Forthcoming. “Where Do Immigrants Fare Worse? Modeling Workplace Wage Gap Variation with Longitudinal Employer-Employee Data.” American Journal of Sociology.
Keywords: organizations and inequality; economic sociology; sex, race and class processes; methodology; financialization; financial services; main street; income distributions; systemic risk; labor markets; networks; wages; behavior; collusion
Recent Awards:
  • Anneliese Maier Research Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, January 2014-Decemeber 2018
  • 2014 Best Paper Award, Inequality, Poverty and Mobility Section of the American Sociological Association
  • Finalist, 2014 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research.
  • Annual University Lecture, Faculty of History and Sociology, Bielefeld University, Germany, June 2014
  • Visiting Scientist, Science Po, Paris, January 2014
  • Cole Lecturer in Contemporary Issues, University of Massachusetts, 2013