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Seminar Series: Jennifer Glass, Sociology, University of Texas at Austin

From the Starting Gate: Gender and Race Among New Graduates in the STEM Labor Market
When Oct 12, 2015
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where 1101 Morrill Hall
Contact Name
Contact Phone 301-405-6403
Attendees Luciana Assini-Meytin
Nicole Bedera
Robin Bloodworth
Esha Chatterjee
Carrie Clarady
Monica Das Gupta
Brittany Dernberger
Joan Kahn
Jeehye Kang
Zhiyong Lin
Daniela Marshall
Saswathi Natta
Joanna Rae Pepin
Léa Pessin
Michael S. Rendall
Liana Sayer
Rachel Shattuck
Julia Steinberg
Yuying Tong
Reeve Vanneman
Moriah Willow
Eowna Young Harrison
Wei-hsin Yu
Fatima Zahra
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About the Talk

Using data from 2015 STEM graduates at the University of Texas and Cornell University, analyses of negotiations, starting salaries, and job offers reveal how gender and  ethnicity shape the initial career experiences of STEM graduates in the new economy. Because these are the students who have chosen strongly vocational pursuits that promised employment and high earnings upon graduation, the experiences of this cohort show how the school-to-work transition unfolds among the most advantageously placed students. 

About the Speaker

Jennifer Glass

Jennifer Glass is the Barbara Bush Professor of Liberal Arts in the Department of Sociology and Director of the Population Training Program in the Population Research Center of the University of Texas, Austin. She has published over 60 articles and books on work and family issues, gender stratification in the labor force, mother’s employment and mental health, and religious conservatism and women’s economic attainment, with funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. She received the Reuben Hill Award from the National Council on Family Relations, and thrice been nominated for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research. She has chaired the Sex and Gender Section, the Family Section, the Organizations and Work Section, and served as Vice-President of the American Sociological Association. She is currently the Executive Director of the Council on Contemporary Families, deputy editor of the Journal of Marriage and Family, and member of the Population Processes study section of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Her most recent projects explore whether governmental work-family policies improve parents’ mental and physical health, why women's retention in STEM occupations remains so abysmally low, and how the costs of motherhood have changed over time.

Visit Professor Glass's webpage

Please note that, at the present time, Morrill Hall is not accessible for handicapped individuals.

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