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Judgment and punishment of sexual harassment incidents

Diversity training on race and gender diversity and bystanders intervention on sexual harassment


Workplace sexual harassment climate and related HR practices


Experiences and well-being of women in academia

Hiring discrimination against working mothers

Experiences of mothers from pregnancy to post-birth transition back to work

Gendered ageism and midlife transitions

Effects of work stress and resources on parenting behaviors


Experiences of mental health issues at work  

Discrimination based on other marginalized identities (e.g., refugee status, weight)


As such, the two main goals of the lab's research program are:

1) Evaluating the manifestation of discrimination against women, particularly in the form of barriers to work-life balance.


2) Identifying individual and organizational strategies to ensure a women- and family-friendly workplace.

Some of the recent work produced by this lab examines hiring discrimination against working mothers, the effect of pregnancy disclosure on workplace relationships, and sexual harassment training effectiveness. 

In addition to a focus on gender and family, the lab also conducts a variety of research projects to understand working experiences of other marginalized groups of society (e.g., refugees status, obesity, LGBTQ+, etc.), as well as remediation strategies to ensure inclusiveness for all employees.


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Despite the increasing representation of women in the American workforce, gender discrimination persists in a number of forms such as wage discrepancies and sexual harassment. Women’s changeable roles through life, as they go through pregnancy to motherhood, also add extra challenges to their career development due to the stigma associated with motherhood. 

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