Felipe Dias

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Research Interests: 
Race and Ethnicity, Labor Markets, Stratification and Inequality, Gender, Intersectionality, Field Experiments, Quantitative Methods, Comparative-Historical Methods.
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Curriculum Vitae: 


I am a PhD Candidate in Sociology at UC Berkeley. My research and teaching interests include the intersectionality of race and gender stratification, labor markets, economic sociology, and quantitative and experimental methods. My current research agenda examines the processes underlying racial and gender stratification in the labor market. In my research, I seek to evaluate how "race" is socially constructed and how these different constructions shape patterns of inequality. To this end, I designed and carried out the first field experiment in the context of Brazil to study labor market discrimination. In my previous research, I constructed a comparative-historical analysis to examine how socioeconomic and political forces shaped discourses around race and labor in Brazil in the 19th century (published in Comparative Sociology). My research has received external funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF-DDIG), the UC President's Dissertation-Year Fellowship, Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship, and various research grants from UC Berkeley's Graduate Division. 

PhD Date:: 
May, 2017
Dissertation Title: 
How Skin Color, Class Status, and Gender shape Labor Market Outcomes in Brazil
Dissertation Committee: 
Sandra Smith (Chair), David Harding, Mara Loveman, and Stephen A. Small.