Hi there, I’m Emma Mishel, a Doctoral candidate in sociology at New York University. I also work part time as a Senior Behavioral Scientist at Walmart E-Commerce. I use quantitative, experimental, and social psychological methods to conduct research on topics such as discrimination, inequality, and social and behavioral change.
My dissertation research examines the nature and consequences of discrimination against gay men and lesbians in the U.S. labor force. It also assesses how occupational context can influence bias against gay and lesbian employees. My dissertation research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the Horowitz Foundation for Social Research.
Another line of my research looks at changes in same-sex sexual behavior and gay/bisexual identity across birth cohorts, and at the methodological challenges of conducting demographic research on LGB populations.
My research has been published in various peer-reviewed journals, including Gender & Society, Sociological Science, Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World, Social Currents, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Journal of Official Statistics. My work has also been cited by various media outlets such as Huffington Post, Fusion, and the United Nations.
I have a Master of Philosophy in Sociology (NYU, 2018, summa cum laude), a Master of Arts in Applied Quantitative Research (NYU, 2014, summa cum laude), and a Bachelor’s Degree in Literary Journalism (UCI, 2008, cum laude). I invite you to take a look at some of my publications and projects, and to please reach out to me if you’d like to connect.
You can find my CV here.