Ethel Mickey (she/her) is sociologist of gender, race, and class; work and organizations; and science and technology. Her scholarship focuses on understanding persistent gender inequalities at work, especially in innovation industries that invest in diversity. Her current project is titled, Networking to Nowhere: Relationships and Gender Inequality in Tech Work, that looks inside an elite software company to illustrate the workplace mechanisms disadvantaging women's careers. Mickey's research was recently featured on this podcast episode of Technically Human.
Before joining CSUSB in the fall of 2022, Mickey was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Massachusetts Amherst with their ADVANCE program. In 2018, she received her PhD in Sociology from Northeastern University, with a Graduate Certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She is currently an affiliate scholar with Stanford University's VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab.
Mickey, Ethel L. 2022. “The Organization of Networking and Gender Inequality in the New Economy: Evidence from the Tech Industry.” Work and Occupations 49(4): 383-420. *Lead article.
Mickey, Ethel L., Joya Misra, and Dessie Clark. “The Persistence of Neoliberal Logics in Faculty Evaluations amidst Covid-19: Recalibrating toward Equity.” Gender, Work & Organization. Online First.
Mickey, Ethel L. and Laurel Smith-Doerr. “Gender and Innovation through an Intersectional Lens: Re-imagining Academic Entrepreneurship in the United States.” Sociology Compass 16(3): e12964.
Griffith, Eric E., Ethel L. Mickey, and Nilanjana Dasgupta. “A ‘Chillier’ Climate for Multiply Marginalized STEM Faculty Impedes Research Collaboration.” Sex Roles 86: 233-248.
SOC 3010 Qualitative Analysis and Field Research
SOC 3940 Special Topics in Sociology: Sociology of Education
Research and Teaching Interests
- Gender, Race, and Class
- Work & Organizations
- Qualitative and Applied Research Methods
- Science & Technology
- Higher Education
- Feminist Theory