I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Gender + the Economy, University of Toronto. I research and teach in the areas of work, organizations, and culture in order to address questions about gender inequality, occupational uncertainty, and cognitive change.
Broadly speaking, I am interested in studying the organizational and cultural forces that help or hinder people. My dissertation uses mixed methods to study the organizational factors affecting creativity in the music industry as it transitioned from the production of CDs to MP3s. Other research projects use in-depth interviews and content analysis to study the impact of internships as an organizational form, and the development of cultural schemas that produce and reproduce gender inequality.
My current SSHRC-funded project extends my interest in culture and organizations to a consideration of gender inequality in the workplace. I will be conducting a comparative organizational ethnography in order to examine how numerical representation interacts with workplace culture to affect the efficacy of family-friendly workplace policies.