Gillian Gualtieri (2012)

Gillian Gualtieri is a Dean's Fellow in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at New York University. She received her Ph.D and MA in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley and her BA in English Literature and Sociology from Kenyon College. 

Gillian's research broadly considers the relationship between culture, organizations, and inequality. In her current project, she analyzes 120 in-depth interviews with critically celebrated chefs and 1380 restaurant reviews in New York City and San Francisco to consider how processes of cultural production and evaluation reflect and reproduce broader systems of ethnoracial and gender inequality in the American fine dining field. In so doing, she shows how insidious forms of ethnoracial and gender bias affect how we understand and assess products and producers in elite cultural fields. Her previous work appears in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Business and Management and Gender Issues. 

Prior to joining NYU, Gillian was a Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation Fellow at Kenyon College.

Dissertation Title
Discriminating Palates: Evaluation and Inequality in American Fine Dining