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Professor Rivera is an expert on workplace personnel practices, with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Her research interests include: culture, evaluation, decision-making, labor markets, social class, gender, education, qualitative methods.

Education/Academic qualification

Sociology, PhD, Harvard University

… → 2009

Sociology, AM, Harvard University

… → 2006

Psychology and Sociology, AB, Yale University

… → 2000

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Research Output

Scaling Down Inequality: Rating Scales, Gender Bias, and the Architecture of Evaluation

Rivera, L. A. & Tilcsik, A., Apr 1 2019, In : American Sociological Review. 84, 2, p. 248-274 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Scopus citations

    When Two Bodies Are (Not) a Problem: Gender and Relationship Status Discrimination in Academic Hiring

    Rivera, L. A., Dec 1 2017, In : American Sociological Review. 82, 6, p. 1111-1138 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 25 Scopus citations

    Class Advantage, Commitment Penalty: The Gendered Effect of Social Class Signals in an Elite Labor Market

    Rivera, L. A. & Tilcsik, A., Dec 1 2016, In : American Sociological Review. 81, 6, p. 1097-1131 35 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 68 Scopus citations

    Guess Who Doesn’t Fit In at Work

    Rivera, L. A., May 30 2016, In : The New York times.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Pedigree: How elite students get elite jobs

    Rivera, L. A., Apr 22 2016, Princeton University Press. 379 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • 46 Scopus citations