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; Sociology of Sexuality) and graduate courses (e.g., Macro-Organizational Theory).
My research program explores workplace patterns, practices and outcomes. Specifically, I have ongoing projects that examine how workplace interactions influence people’s beliefs and outcomes; occupational segregation mechanisms and patterns, and; divisions of labor of new parents.
My research has been published in a variety of outlets, including American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Journal of Marriage and Family, and Sex Roles 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 technology firms.
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
Kamp-Dush, Claire, Jill E. Yavorsky, and Sarah Schoppe Sulllivan. 2017. “What are Men Doing While Women Perform Extra Unpaid Labor? Leisure and Specialization at the Transition to Parenthood.” Sex Roles. 1-16.
Yavorsky, Jill E. 2016. “Cis-gendered Organizations: Trans-women and Inequality in the Workplace.” Sociological Forum 31(4):948-969.
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.
Schoppe-Sullivan, Sarah J., Jill E. Yavorsky, Mitchell Bartholomew, Jason M. Sullivan, Meghan A. Lee, Claire M. Kamp Dush, and Michael Glassman. 2016. “Doing Gender Online: Associations between New Mothers’ Psychological Characteristics and their Facebook Use” Sex Roles: 1-14.
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
Roscigno, Vincent J. and Jill E. Yavorsky. 2014. “Discrimination, Diversity and Work.” in Routledge International Handbook of Diversity Studies, edited by Steven Vertovec. Routledge Publishers.
Yavorsky, Jill E. and Liana Sayer. 2013. “‘Doing Fear.’ The Influence of Hetero-femininity on (Trans)women’s Fears of Victimization” The Sociological Quarterly 54(4):511-533.
Yavorsky, Jill E. 2017. Slate. Searching for an Equal Co-Parent: Six Factors That Influence Whether Dad Pulls His Weight at Home (https://slate.com/human-interest/2017/10/searching-for-an-equal-co-parent.html)