Kyla ThomasAssociate Sociologist
The cultural mechanisms through which social and economic inequalities are reproduced in the labor market.
Because I believe positive social change requires rigorous empirical research.
My first class with my undergraduate mentor, Gabriel Rossman. He introduced me to the sociology of culture and later encouraged me to write a senior thesis.
Employers are much more likely to discriminate on the basis of class-based cultural traits when they are evaluating female applicants for customer-facing jobs.
Things change -- Sociologists are far better at explaining why they stay the same.
The relationship between race- and class-based discrimination in U.S. hiring.
Leave it all on the field.
Our tolerance for high levels of social and economic inequality.