Dr. Jill Yavorsky is an Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department and Organizational Science program at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. I teach both undergraduate courses (e.g., Gender, Work, and Family) and graduate courses (e.g., Macro-Organizational Theory).
For full website and cv, see: https://www.jillyavorsky.com/
My research program explores workplace patterns, practices and outcomes. Specifically, I have ongoing projects that examine family and work dynamics of successful couples; mechanisms and patterns of occupational segregation, and; divisions of labor of new parents.
My research has been published in a variety of outlets, including top sociology journals like American Sociological Review, Social Forces, and Journal of Marriage and Family and has garnered widespread media attention, appearing in New York Times, TIME, U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek, Slate, Chicago Tribune, etc. In addition to publishing and teaching, I also enjoy consulting with firms on diversity and inclusion.
SELECT RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Yavorsky, Jill E. and Leah Ruppanner. Forthcoming. “An Argument for Universal Preschool and Childcare in the US.” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.
Lisa A. Keister*, Sarah Thébaud,* and Jill E. Yavorsky* (*equal authorship; listed alphabetically). Forthcoming. “Gender in the Elite.” Annual Review of Sociology.
Roscigno, Vincent, Jill E. Yavorsky, and Natasha Quadlin. 2021. “Gendered Dignity at Work.” American Journal of Sociology. 127(2).
Yavorsky, Jill E and Yue Qian. (*equal authorship) 2021. “The Under-utilization of Women’s Talent: Academic Achievement and Future Leadership Positions?” Social Forces
Sargent, Amanda+, Jill E. Yavorsky, and Rosalyn Sandoval+. 2021. “Organizational Logic in Coworking Spaces: Inequality Regimes in the New Economy.” Gender & Society. + indicates coauthorship with grad students
Negraia, Daniela, Yavorsky, Jill E., and Denys Dukhovnov. 2020. “Mothers’ and Fathers’ Well-being While Parenting: Does the Gender Composition of Children Matter?” Journal of Marriage and Family
Yavorsky, Jill E., Lisa Keister, and Yue Qian. 2020. “Gender in the One Percent” Contexts. February.
- Top Press Coverage: Quartz
Yavorsky, Jill E, and Claudia Buchmann. 2020. “Gender Typicality and Academic Achievement Among American High School Students.” Sociological Science.
Yavorsky, Jill E., and Janette Dill. (*equal authorship) 2020. “Unemployment and Men’s Entrance into Female-Dominated Jobs.” Social Science Research.
- Invited blogpost for Work in Progress (ASA sponsored sociology blog)
- Feature article in The Conversation
- Top Press Coverage: New York Times, Washington Post, PBS NewsHour, Business Insider, Fast Company, Forbes
Yavorsky, Jill E., Lisa A. Keister, Yue Qian, and Michael Nau. 2019. “Women in the One Percent: Gender Dynamics in Top Income Positions.” American Sociological Review (Link to Do Files and Datasets Used for Article)
Yavorsky, Jill E. 2019. “Uneven Patterns of Inequality: An Audit Analysis of Hiring-related Practices by Gendered and Classed Contexts.” Social Forces
Yavorsky, Jill E., Philip N. Cohen, and Yue Qian. 2016. “Man Up, Man Down: Race-ethnicity and the Gendered Hierarchy of Men in Female-dominated Work.” 57(4): The Sociological Quarterly 733-758.
Yavorsky, Jill E., Claire M. Kamp Dush, and Sarah J. Schoppe-Sullivan. 2015. “Production of Inequality: Gender division of labor across the transition to parenthood.” Journal of Marriage and Family 77(3):662-679.
- 2014 Jesse Bernard Award, National Council on Family Relations
- Top Press Coverage: New York Times, TIME, Washington Post, Newsweek, Slate
- Brief Report, Council on Contemporary Families (CCF) Symposium on Housework