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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A paper co-authored by UCSB Professor Sarah Thébaud explores how a managerial role can become gender-stereotyped and the effect that has on the authority of both male and female managers. Thébaud is collaborating with TMP professors Kyle Lewis and Renee Rottner on a research grant.

Using a unique set of data from a microfinance bank in Central America, Sarah Thébaud, an assistant professor of sociology, and Laura Doering of McGill University in Montreal, found that clients quickly treated previously gender-ambiguous roles as if they were male- or female-typed, and gave more authority to the managers who filled the role when they associated the job with men rather than women.


Thursday, June 1, 2017

By Jim Logan, The UCSB Current