Welcome to the Gender and Respect in Organizations lab. Directed by Lilia Cortina, this lab is situated within the Gender and Feminist Psychology (GFP) and Personality and Social Context (PSC) areas of the Psychology Department.
Research in this lab addresses gender and (dis)respect in work organizations. Current projects address disrespect in the form of harassment based on gender, sexuality, race, and class. We study how these behaviors undermine the work and wellbeing of employees, particularly those from marginalized groups. Our overarching goal is to shed light on these dysfunctional dynamics so as to inform change in organizations, ultimately promoting dignified conditions of work.
Figure 1 – Cortina’s Iceberg of Sexual harassment, illustrating that most sexually harassing acts are put-downs not come-ons, but rarely break through to public awareness.
Learn more about the work of this lab and who conducts it
National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2018). Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
Roberts, T.A., Curtin, N., Duncan, L.E. & Cortina, L.M. (2016). Feminist perspectives on building a better psychological science of gender. Springer.