One thought on “gender segregation in sociology”

  1. I wonder if there is enough information about on people’s MA titles in sociology that one could see if there is more or less specialty area gender segregation on areas of interest in dissertations vs. theses. One hypothesis would be that gender segregation in interests that motivate people to go to grad school is stronger than interest-sorting in grad school itself, which would predict larger gender differences in MA topic than Ph.D. topic. I could also see the opposite being true.

    As for editorial boards, I can say as a representative of Pub Comm that the gender and racial diversity of ASA journal editorial boards is reviewed, in my experience, at every meeting. I’d actually be interested in the comparison between the diversity of editorial boards and the diversity of authors of actual reviews (by which I mean the diversity of the reviewer pool weighted by the number of reviews they do.) In other words, by Phil’s count 62% of ASR editorial board members are male; I wonder whether more or less than 62% of the reviews ASR receives in a year are written by men.


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