Jill Yavorsky

Jill Yavorsky

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Dr. Jill Yavorsky is an Associate Professor in the Sociology department and Organizational Science program at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. She received her PhD in Sociology from The Ohio State University in 2017. She teaches both undergraduate courses (e.g., Gender, Work, and Family) and graduate courses (e.g., Macro-Organizational Theory).

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Her research interests include occupational segregation patterns, dynamics of economically successful couples, divisions of labor of new parents, and career and workplace outcomes. Dr. Yavorsky’s work has been featured in top academic journals including American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, Journal of Marriage and Family, and Gender & Society, as well as in mainstream media outlets such as the New York Times, TIME, Forbes, Washington Post, Newsweek, Slate, Chicago Tribune, etc. In addition to publishing and teaching, she also enjoys consulting with firms on diversity and inclusion.


PhD, The Ohio State University MA, The Ohio State University BS, The Ohio State University Favorite Articles: Deutsch, Francine M. 2007. “Undoing Gender.” Gender & Society 21(1):106–127 Acker, Joan R. 1990. “Hierarchies, Jobs, Bodies: A Theory of Gendered Organizations.” Gender & Society 4:139-158 Dwyer, Rachel E. 2013. “The Care Economy? Gender, Economic Restructuring, and Job Polarization in the U.S. Labor Market.” American Sociological Review 78:390-416. Research and Teaching Interests: My research and teaching interests are gender, work and organizations, family, and stratification and inequality.