CSUSB Alert: The San Bernardino campus remains closed today as regional power disruption continues.

The regional power disruption that began on Wednesday, July 24, at 1:50 pm continues to impact the San Bernardino campus.  

The San Bernardino campus will remain closed today, Thursday, July 25. 

Facilities Management is working to ensure that generators in critical areas are operating. 

Essential staff with questions on whether to report should contact their appropriate administrator.

The Palm Desert Campus remains open and operational.


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Ethel Mickey

Ethel Mickey

Assistant Professor


Assistant Professor
Office Phone(909) 537-7314
Office LocationSB-441


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.

Recent Publications

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