Prof. Youngjoo Cha, Ph.D.


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Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
Former Visiting Researcher of the Research Department
Visiting Researcher of the Research Professorship

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Youngjoo Cha is Associate Professor of Sociology at Indiana University Bloomington. Her research interests are in gender, work, family, occupations and organizations. Her major line of research investigates how the trend toward long work hours reinforces gender inequality, and what organizational and institutional conditions help to change this trend. Her other research examines the effect of marriage and parenthood on the gender pay gap, the role of Asian stereotypes on the labor market outcomes for Asian women and men in the U.S., and conditions under which discrimination lawsuits can undermine workplace inequality. Her recent work appears in American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Gender & Society, ILR Review, and Sociological Science. Her research has been featured in the Atlantic, Economist, Forbes, New York Times, The New Yorker, and Washington Post. Youngjoo Cha is this year's Karl W. Deutsch Visiting Professor.