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Research Interests

Sociology of Law, Professions, Inequality.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Northwestern University

… → 1983

JD, Northwestern University

… → 1979

Sociology, MA, Northwestern University

… → 1976

Sociology, BA, Northwestern University

… → 1974

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Grants 2004 2007

Research Output 1979 2018

Economic and sociological approaches to gender inequality in pay

Bridges, W. P. & Nelson, R. L., Jan 1 2018, The Sociology of Economic Life, Third Edition. Taylor and Francis, p. 173-197 25 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

gender
market
economics
affirmative action
hiring
3 Citations (Scopus)

Triangles, networks, and hollow cores: The complex geometry of Washington interest representation

Salisbury, R. H., Heinz, J. P., Nelson, R. L. & Laumann, E. O., Jan 1 2018, The Politics of Interests: Interest Groups Transformed. Taylor and Francis, p. 130-149 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

representation of interests
mathematics
interest group
textbook
public policy
1 Citation (Scopus)

Diversity in practice: Race, gender, and class in legal and professional careers

Headworth, S., Nelson, R. L., Dinovitzer, R. & Wilkins, D. B., Jan 1 2016, Cambridge University Press. 439 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

professional career
gender
commitment
people of color
upper class
1 Citation (Scopus)

Introduction

Headworth, S. & Nelson, R. L., Jan 1 2016, Diversity in Practice: Race, Gender, and Class in Legal and Professional Careers. Cambridge University Press, p. 1-34 34 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

profession
Law
discrimination
inclusion
people of color

Racial disparities in legal representation for employment discrimination plaintiffs

Myrick, A., Nelson, R. L. & Nielsen, L. B., Apr 26 2016, Beyond Elite Law: Access to Civil Justice in America. Cambridge University Press, p. 107-122 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

discrimination