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Barbara F. Reskin University of Washington, USA

Barbara Reskin received her PhD in 1973 from the University of Washington. After spending two decades in Big-Ten Universities, she moved to Harvard University. She has written six books and several dozen articles and chapters about gender and race inequality in the workplace, sex segregation, discrimination, and affirmative action. She has served as an expert witness in employment discrimination litigation, and consulted with organizations on issues related to gender and work. She has lectured widely on her research, both in the U.S. and abroad. Barbara has served on the Board of Overseers of the General Social Survey and on several National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council Committees. She is past President of the American Sociological Association. She has received several awards, including the Cheryl Miller-Sociologists for Women in Society Lecturership, the SWS Mentorship Award,, the Distinguished Scholar Award of the ASA Section on Sex and Gender. She has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and is a fellow of the American Association of Arts and Sciences.