Felipe Dias

Research Interests: 
Race and Ethnicity, Field Experiments, Labor Markets, Stratification and Inequality, Gender, Intersectionality, Racial Segregation, Criminology, and Quantitative Methods.


I am a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Sociology at Stanford University. I have recently received my PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. My research and teaching interests include the intersectionality of race and gender stratification, labor markets, economic sociology, the consequences of racial spatial isolation to minority victimization, and quantitative and experimental methods.

Currently, I am engaged in three major research projects. At Stanford, I will join Dr. David Pedulla's and Dr. Devah Pager's (Harvard) research team to examine the organizational determinants of hiring discrimination. In my second research project, which is based on my dissertation research, I use field experimental methods to examine the processes underlying racial and gender stratification in the labor market in Brazil. One article from this research has recently won the 2017 Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award from the ASA Section on Race, Gender, and Class (draft available upon request). In my third major research project, I use large-scale observational data to examine the links between ecological contexts and minority victimization (draft available upon request). 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), Mara Loveman, David Harding, and Stephen A. Small.