Julia Melin

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

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 transitions in the New Economy.  I use a variety of methodological approaches, including experimental and mixed methods. My work has been published in the New England Journal of Public Policy and Current Opinion in Psychology. 

My research has received generous 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, the Center for American Democracy at IRiSS, and the Phi Beta Kappa Northern California Association. Prior to academia, I worked on Wall Street and for an online tech recruiting startup in New York City.

In the 2021-22 academic year, I will be a Dissertation Fellow at both The Clayman Institue for Gender Research and the Institue for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS).