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Laurel Smith-Doerr, PEP Steering Committee Member, and Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, 2018 PEP Fellow, have been named recipients of top national honors by the American Sociological Association Inequality, Poverty and Mobility section

Laurel Smith-Doerr, PEP Steering Committee Member, and Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, 2018 PEP Fellow, have been named recipients of top national honors by the American Sociological Association Inequality, Poverty and Mobility section. Both faculty and their coauthors were named the 2020 winners of the Devah Pager Award for outstanding article for their 2019 American Journal of Sociology article, “Gender Pay Gaps in U.S. Federal Science Agencies: An Organizational Approach.” 

Laurel Smith-Doerr, PEP Steering Committee Member, and Tiamba Wilkerson, PEP Project Assistant, coauthor chapter on inspiring strategies on an inclusive future

Laurel Smith-Doerr, PEP Steering Committee Member, and Tiamba Wilkerson, previous PEP Project Assistant, coauthored chapter on inspiring strategies on an inclusive future. Shannon Roberts, industrial engineering, is working with a cross-campus team to help ensure that the future of work is more equitable and just. Smith-Doerr and Wilkerson coauthored the recently published chapter, “Automation, Work, and Racial Equity: How Human Systems Engineering Can Shape the Future of Work,” in the book “Advancing Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Through Human Systems Engineering.” 

M. V. Lee Badgett, PEP Steering Committee Member, is quoted on the Supreme Court’s decision to extend protections to sexual orientation and gender identity

M. V. Lee Badgett, PEP Steering Committee Member, is quoted on the Supreme Court’s decision to extend protections based on sex under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to sexual orientation and gender identity. Even with the Supreme Court ruling, there is still more federal and local changes that need to be made for LGBTQ workers rights. In AP News and The Vindicator, Badgett explains, “I think employers that are trying to be proactive and are looking at gender gaps or maybe racial wage gaps, they should try to think about ways that they could do the same for LGBT people.” 

Erica Sharrer, 2017 PEP Fellow, writes article on the portrayal of inept fathers in a call for sitcoms to do better

Erica Sharrer, 2017 PEP Fellow, writes article on the portrayal of inept fathers in a call for sitcoms to do better. In The Conversation, Sharrer discusses her research on the disparaged dad explaining, "When sitcoms stereotype fathers, they seem to suggest that men are somehow inherently ill-suited for parenting. That sells actual fathers short and, in heterosexual, two-parent contexts, it reinforces the idea that mothers should take on the lion’s share of parenting responsibilities." Also reprinted on The Daily BeastMSN.comThe TelegraphSalon, and Business Insider

M. V. Lee Badgett, PEP Steering Committee Member, quoted about workplace discrimination against the LGBTQ community

M. V. Lee Badgett, PEP Steering Committee Member, quoted about workplace discrimination against the LGBTQ community. In the Marketplace, Lee Badgett explains, "We’ve seen consistently gay and bisexual men have lower earnings than otherwise similar heterosexual men."

Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, 2018 PEP Fellow, is quoted in an article about energy companies making public gestures to support demonstrations sparked by the killing of George Floyd

Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, 2018 PEP Fellow, is quoted in an article about energy companies making public gestures to support demonstrations sparked by the killing of George Floyd. In an article from Politico, Tomaskovic-Devey says, “big companies do change, sometimes for market reasons but other times for political pressure reasons.”

Kristen DeAngelis, 2019 PEP Fellow, co-authored an article about urban composting programs and their environmental, economic and agricultural benefits

Kristen DeAngelis, 2019 PEP Fellow, co-authored an article about urban composting programs and their environmental, economic and agricultural benefits. In The Conversation, DeAngelis and others call for public investment in the gardening resource of compost.

Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, 2018 PEP Fellow, is mentioned in a syndicated article about companies’ pledges to increase minority hiring

Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, 2018 PEP Fellow, is mentioned in a syndicated article about companies’ pledges to increase minority hiring (ABC15 ArizonaNewsChannel 5 NashvilleYahoo!News). In a push for companies to increase minority hires, Tomaskovic-Devey explains, “There's good evidence (that) both increasing the quality of a climate in the workplace and increasing the diversity of the workforce tends to be associated with better outcomes, especially in companies that are trying to be innovative in their production process, marketing and the like."

Rebecca Spencer, 2015 PEP Fellow, mentioned in article discussing finding balance amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Rebecca Spencer, 2015 PEP Fellow, mentioned in article discussing finding balance amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In Globe Magazine, Spencer's research on the benefit of napping for children is cited as a potential buffer in finding balance in the world of COVID-19. Spencer explains that naps play an important role in emotional memory processing for children, which may contribute to greater self-control in responding to stressful situations. 

Brian Whitcomb, 2019 PEP Fellow, coauthors article on COVID-19 death toll differences between San Francisco and New York

Brian Whitcomb, 2019 PEP Fellow, coauthored article with Laura B. Blazer on COVID-19 death toll differences between San Francisco and New York. Whitcomb explains that indicators such as population density, household sizes, and public transportation use among other indicators contribute to the differences in coronavirus deaths in San Francisco and New York City. However, the range of COVID-19 interventions implemented across the nation makes a comparison analysis difficult to conduct.To view the full article visit The ConversationTimes Union, or BK Reader.   

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