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Julia Melin

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Julia Melin
M.A., Stanford University, 2019
B.A., Swarthmore College, 2013


I am a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology and a Ph.D. minor candidate in Management Science and Engineering. I am also a Graduate Research Associate for the Stanford VMware Women's Leadership Innovation Lab and a member of the Equity By Design Lab at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Broadly, my research focuses on gender, organizations, and careers. My dissertation investigates how gender, technology, and peer networks shape career re-entry pathways  in the "new economy."  I use a variety of methodological approaches, including experimental and statistical analyses. My work has been published in the New England Journal of Public Policy and Current Opinion in Psychology. My research has received support from NSF-funded Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS), the Stanford VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab, the Stanford Laboratory for the Study of American Values, the Stanford Lab for Social Research, and the Center for American Democracy at IRiSS. Prior to academia, I worked on Wall Street and for an online tech recruiting startup in New York City.