Janet Xu, *21
Janet's research is concerned with how organizations and individuals evaluate diversity. Organizations are increasingly vocal about the value of workplace diversity, and this demand has led to changes in internal labor market mechanisms and recruitment strategies. How do these new policies and programs affect racial minorities and women? What are the consequences of being labeled as someone who contributes to diversity? Her dissertation work addresses these questions using a combination of experimental and administrative data. More broadly, she is interested in economic sociology, race & ethnicity, the sociology of culture, social psychology, and inequality/social stratification.
Janet received her BA in Sociology and Public Policy at the University of Chicago. Previously, she worked in survey research at the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) and in analytics at The Onion.