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Department of Sociology Allen, Eric

M.A. Sociology, University of Arkansas, 2014
B.A. Psychology, University of Arkansas, 2012


Gender and Racial/Ethnic Labor Market Inequality, Work Organizations, Health, Intimate Partner Violence, and Violence Against Women

Research Interests

I am interested in exploring the mechanisms through which gender and racial/ethnic inequalities persist. Specifically, I want to understand how workers navigate workplace discrimination, including the penalties they experience from the flexibility bias.

For my dissertation, I am exploring how workplace discrimination leads to adverse health outcomes across race and gender. This line of work is particularly exciting to me, as I hope to understand how workplace discrimination operates intergenerationally and may lead to adverse health consequences for workers’ children and family members. Are particular types of workplace discrimination more pathogenic for health? Does the source of discrimination matter? How do acute and chronic experiences of workplace discrimination affect health over the life course? These questions drive my current research.

I am also engaged in other professional activities, including serving on the Student Subcommittee on Sex- and Gender-Based Violence and serving as Senator for the Graduate and Professional Student Association.

Manuscripts under review

Allen, Eric and Mindy S. Bradley. “The Effects of Respondent, Victim, and Perpetrator Gender on Perceptions of Intimate Partner Violence Criminality and Harm.”

Manuscripts in Progress

Allen, Eric. “Baby on Board: The Influence of New and Repeat Parents’ Work Schedules on Work and Life Outcomes.”

Allen, Eric. “Agents of Change? An Examination of Female College Presidents on Female Faculty Representation.”

Allen, Eric. “Do Colleges Underreport Sexual Assault? Re-Examining College Sexual Assault Reporting.”

Netchaeva, Ekaterina, Leah Sheppard, Sarah Morton, and Eric Allen. “A Review of Gender Differences in Ambition for Leadership Roles.”

Blanchar, John C., Scott Eidelman, and Eric Allen. “A Standards Advantage for the Status Quo: Higher Standards for Sanctioning Social Change.”

Professional Presentations

Allen, E. 2016. “Baby on Board: Gendered Differences in the Impact of New Parents’ Changing Work Schedules on Work and Life Outcomes.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, Seattle, WA.

Allen, E. and Mindy S. Bradley. 2016. “The Effects of Respondent, Victim, and Perpetrator Gender on Perceptions of Intimate Partner Violence Criminality and Harm.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, Oakland, CA.






Office: Wilson-Short 148

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