Julie A. Kmec

      Edward R. Meyer Distinguished Professor in the Liberal Arts

Department of Sociology

      Washington State University



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    Department of Sociology

     Washington State University

     Pullman WA 99164-4020

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      Kmec, Julie A. and Sheryl. L. Skaggs.  Forthcoming (2014). “The ‘State’ of Equal Employment Law and Managerial Gender Diversity.” Social Problems. 

      O’Connor, Lindsey T., Julie A. Kmec, and Elizabeth Harris. Forthcoming (2014). “Giving Care and Perceived Discrimination: The Social and Organizational Context of Family Responsibility Discrimination.” Research in the Sociology of Work.

      Kmec, Julie A., Lindsey O'Connor, and Scott Schieman. 2014. "Not Ideal: The Association Between Working Anything but Full Time and Perceived Unfair Treatment." Work and Occupations 41: 63-85. LINK

      Kmec, Julie A., Matt Huffman, and Andrew Penner. 2013. “Being a Parent or Having a Parent? The Perceived Employability of Men and Women who Take Employment Leave” American Behavioral Scientist 58: 453-472. LINK

      Kmec, Julie A. 2013. "Why Academic STEM Mothers Feel They Have to Work Harder than Others on the Job." International Journal of Gender, Science, and Technology 5(2). LINK

Kmec, Julie A. 2011. "Are Motherhood Penalties and Fatherhood Bonuses Warranted? Comparing Pro-Work Behaviors and Conditions of Mothers, Fathers, and Non-Parents."  Social Science Research 40: 444-459. LINK

Kmec, Julie A., Steve McDonald, and Lindsey B. Trimble. 2010. "Making Gender Fit and 'Correcting' Gender Misfits: Sex Segregated Employment and the Non-Search Process." Gender & Society 24: 213-236. LINK

Kmec, Julie A. and Elizabeth Gorman. 2010.  "Gender and Discretionary Work Effort: Evidence from the United States and Britain." Work and Occupations 37: 3-36. LINK

Kmec, Julie A. and Lindsey B. Trimble. 2009. "Does it Pay to Have a Network Contact? Social Network Ties, Workplace Racial Context, and Pay Outcomes." Social Science Research 38: 266-78. LINK

Gorman, Elizabeth and Julie A. Kmec. 2009. "Hierarchical Rank and Women's Organizational Mobility: Glass Ceilings in Corporate Law Firms." American Journal of Sociology  114: 1428-74. LINK

Hirsh, Elizabeth and Julie Kmec. 2009. "Human Resource Structures: Reducing Discrimination or Raising Rights Awareness?" Industrial Relations 48(3):512-32.   LINK

Kmec, Julie A. and Sheryl L. Skaggs. 2009. "Organizational Variation in Equal Employment Opportunity Structures.”  Sociological Forum 24: 47-75. [for a copy of this article or visit Sociological Forum]

Kmec, Julie A. 2008. "The Process of Sex Segregation in a Gender-Typed Field: The Case of Male Nurses." Sociological Perspectives 51:259-280. LINK

Gorman, Elizabeth and Julie A. Kmec. 2007. "We (Have to) Try Harder: Gender and  Workers’ Assessment of Required Work Effort in Britain and the United States.” Gender & Society  21: 828-856. LINK

Kmec, Julie A. 2007.  "Ties that Bind? Race and Networks in Job Turnover" Social Problems 54: 483-503. LINK

Kmec, Julie A. 2006. "White Hiring Agents' Organizational Practices and Out-group Hiring." Social Science Research 35:668-701 LINK

Kmec, Julie A. 2005. “Setting Occupational Sex Segregation in Motion: Demand-Side Explanations of Sex Traditional Employment.” Work and Occupations 32:322-354. LINK

Kmec, Julie A. 2003. "Minority Job Concentration and Wages." Social Problems 50: 38-59. LINK

Reskin, Barbara F., Debra B. McBrier, Julie A. Kmec.  1999.  “The Determinants and Consequences of the Sex and Race Composition of Organizations.”  Annual Review of Sociology 25: 335-61. LINK













fall 2014 courses

sociology 317