As an organizational theorist and economic sociologist, Julia Melin's expertise is in the areas of gender, career transitions, and labor market inequality. In her work, she uses mixed-methods, online experiments, and large-scale digital interventions in real-world settings to examine 1) how perceptions of gender influence organizational practices, including hiring and talent assessment and 2) how organizational practices can be designed to reduce gender inequality and improve women’s organizational advancement.
Her research has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Current Opinion in Psychology, and Social Psychology Quarterly, and has received awards from the American Sociological Association, Phi Beta Kappa of Northern California, and NSF-funded Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS). At Tuck, she teaches the core MBA course “Managing Organizations” and the MBA research-to-practice seminar “Equity Analytics in Organizations.”
Previously, Julia worked in New York City as an analyst at Goldman Sachs and as a career consultant to software engineers for Hired, an online tech recruiting startup. She received her PhD from Stanford University and her BA from Swarthmore College.