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Robin Stryker, Faculty Fellow, Spring 2007

Robin Stryker (Law School and Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts)
Project title: “Social Science in Government Regulation of Equal Employment Opportunity”

Robin Stryker made substantial progress on her National Science Foundation–funded project (SES- 0514700), Social Science in Government Regulation of Equality of Opportunity. She wrote “Half Empty, Half Full or Neither: Law, Inequality and Social Change,” forthcoming in Annual Review of Law & Social Science, volume 3, December 2007. With Pamela Ward, she completed analyses for and wrote an article on welfare reform: “Redefining Compassion: How Supporters of 1990s U.S. Welfare Reform Aimed for the Moral High Ground.” The manuscript is now under review at the American Sociological Review. She will be making major presentations based on work accomplished during the IAS Fellowship at Boalt Law School, University of California-Berkeley, October 2007; at Harvard (under the auspices of Radcliffe’s Exploratory Seminars); at an invited conference on Discrimination at Work in April 2008; and at a plenary thematic session of the American Sociological Association’s annual meetings in August 2008. Based on this work, she is participating in the development of—and as adviser to—the Center for Institutional and Social Change at Columbia University (directed by Susan Sturm and Jeff Fagan).

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