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Kimberlee Shauman
UC Davis ADVANCE Co-Director of Inclusive Campus Climate Initiative and Capital Resource Network Initiative, and Professor of Sociology

Kimberlee Shauman is a Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Davis.  Her main areas of interest are social stratification, family and kinship, demography, sociology of education, and quantitative methodology.  Her research focuses on gender differences in educational and occupational trajectories with particular attention to the causal effects of family characteristics.  Her book, Women in Science: Career Processes and Outcomes (co-authored with Yu Xie), examines the underrepresentation of women in science from a life course perspective.  

In addition to on-going studies of gender differences in the attainment of STEM degrees, she has studied the career causes and consequences of family migration among dual-earner couples, field-specific gender differences in the utilization of educational credentials, the influence of anti-discrimination laws on gender inequality in the labor market, and the demographic consequences of persistent racial differences in mortality. Dr. Shauman received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1997.

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