emma_picEmma Mishel is a PhD student in sociology at New York University. Her research interests include gender and sexuality, inequality, social psychology, and quantitative methods. Her recent research investigates the nature and consequences of discrimination against LGBT individuals. Emma’s work on discrimination against queer women in the workplace was recently published in ASA’s new open access journal, Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World. At NYU, Emma serves as a Graduate Research Assistant to Dr. Paula England and Dr. Richard Arum. Emma is also a member of the American Sociological Association, ASA’s Sex and Gender and Sexualities Sections, and serves as Social Chair of the Student Caucus for Sociologists for Women in Society.

Before beginning her PhD, Emma received her MA in applied quantitative research from New York University, graduating summa cum laude. Emma received her BA in 2008 from University of California, Irvine in Literary Journalism, where she graduated cum laude and made the Chancellor’s List, Dean’s List, and Golden Key National Honor Society. While at UCI, Emma conducted various research projects on drag queens, transgender individuals, and competitive eaters. After obtaining her BA, she spent some years working for different LGBT non-profit organizations, helping at-risk LGBT youth and advocating for LGBT rights in the workplace.