Janet Xu

Position
Doctoral Student, Department of Sociology
Role
Entered Fall 2015
Office
229 Wallace Hall
Degrees

B.A. Sociology and Public Policy Studies
University of Chicago, 2014

Adviser(s)
Bio/Description

Janet's research is concerned with how organizations and individuals evaluate diversity. Organizations are increasingly vocal about the value of workplace diversity, and this demand has led to changes in internal labor market mechanisms and recruitment strategies. How do these new policies and programs affect racial minorities and women? What are the consequences of being labeled as someone who contributes to diversity? Her dissertation work addresses these questions using a combination of experimental and administrative data. More broadly, she is interested in race/ethnicity, work and organizations, economic sociology, culture, social psychology.