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Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, 2018 PEP Fellow, quoted in an article on tech firms and diversity efforts following George Floyd protests

Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, 2018 PEP Fellow, quoted in an article on tech firms and diversity efforts following George Floyd protests. In an article by Fierce Electronics, Tomaskovic-Devey discusses that diversity is more than just a quota. He explains, "These workers must be integrated into workgroups, empowered to raise issues of racial bias when apparent to them and protected when co-workers are resistant to racial claims." 

Elizabeth Schmidt, 2019 PEP Fellow, writes an article on U.S. laws that apply to fundraising

Elizabeth Schmidt, 2019 PEP Fellow, writes an article on U.S. laws that apply to fundraising. In an article published by Candid, Schmidt explains, "Charities must also be careful that their messages are completely truthful and understandable because anything short of that can deceive donors." 

Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, 2018 PEP Fellow, is quoted in an article about pressure on corporate America to release racial diversity data

Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, 2018 PEP Fellow, is quoted in an article about pressure on corporate America to release racial diversity data. In an article by KFGO, Tomaskovic-Devy says, "Transparency is a prerequisite for both goal-setting and accountability.” 

Linda R. Tropp, PEP Steering Committee Member, interviewed about race relations in the U.S. and recent protests

Linda R. Tropp, PEP Steering Committee Member, discusses the motivation behind recent protests calling for racial justice and an end to police violence against Black Americans. Tropp explains, "If we {White Americans} were in that position... Can we actually imagine telling the police officer I can't breathe as we're being held and feeling like that person probably isn't listening to us?" For the full interview, visit Mass Appeal

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.”

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