Gillian D Gualtieri

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Research Interests: 
culture, race and ethnicity, gender, organizations, food
Curriculum Vitae: 

I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley and a Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation Fellow at Kenyon College. My research agenda broadly addresses how systems of ethnoracial and gender inequality inform the practices and logics of organizations and culture. My dissertation research examines the ethnoracial and gender dynamics of American top dining through a multi-methods analysis of 120 in-depth interviews with Michelin-starred and Michelin-recommended chefs and 1400 restaurant reviews in the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City. In my dissertation, I consider the relationship between racial and ethnic inequality, gender inequality, cultural production, and evaluation to understand how ethnoracial and gender categories inform systems of material and symbolic prestige. My work is published in Gender Issues and the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Business and Management.

PhD Date:: 
May, 2018
Dissertation Title: 
Categories of Cuisine: Evaluation and Inequality in American Fine Dining
Dissertation Committee: 
Raka Ray (co-chair), Heather Haveman (co-chair), Cristina Mora, Ming Leung (Haas School of Business)