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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 2019

Perceiving Discrimination: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation in the Legal Workplace

Nelson, R. L., Sendroiu, I., Dinovitzer, R. & Dawe, M., Nov 1 2019, In : Law and Social Inquiry. 44, 4, p. 1051-1082 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sexual orientation
work organization

Slow or spectacular death: Reconsidering the legal history of blockade and submarines in world war i

Nelson, R. L. & Waters, C., Jan 1 2019, In : University of Toronto Law Journal. 69, 4, p. 473-496 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

World War
international law

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

affirmative action
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
interest group
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
people of color
upper class