Research Fellow 2019-2020

Sana, Amal El. “Managing the tensions between service and advocacy: The case of the AJEEC Social Change Service Organization, Naqab, Israel”. International Journal of Social Welfare (2020): , 1-14. Web. Publisher's VersionAbstract
The tension between providing services to marginalized groups and organizing them for advocacy to challenge power structures is a fundamental dilemma for Social Change Service Organizations (SCSO). This dilemma exists in many civil society organizations, especially those that work with indigenous communities, such as the Bedouin in Israel, where providing immediate services and advocating for policy change are crucial. Literature shows the tensions that arise from combining service provision and advocacy. However, there are very few studies showing how these organizations manage and overcome these tensions sustainably. The present study is an exploratory case study using the AJEEC (Arab‐Jewish Center for Empowerment, Equality, and Cooperation) in the Naqab as an instrumental single case. It provides an in‐depth understanding of the tensions AJEEC is facing and reveals AJEEC’s unique approach and strategies for managing these tensions effectively and sustainably within the social, political, and cultural contexts. It presents implications for research, policy, and practice.
Hideg, Ivona, and Anne E. Wilson. “History backfires: Reminders of past injustices against women undermine support for workplace policies promoting women”. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (2019). Web. Publisher's VersionAbstract
Public discourse on current inequalities often invokes past injustice endured by minorities. This rhetoric also sometimes underlies contemporary equality policies. Drawing on social identity theory and the employment equity literature, we suggest that reminding people about past injustice against a disadvantaged group (e.g., women) can invoke social identity threat among advantaged group members (e.g., men) and undermine support for employment equity (EE) policies by fostering the belief that inequality no longer exists. We find support for our hypotheses in four studies examining Canadian (three studies) and American (one study) EE policies. Overall, we found that reminders of past injustice toward women undermined men’s support for an EE policy promoting women by heightening their denial of current gender discrimination. Supporting a social identity account, men’s responses were mediated by collective self-esteem, and were attenuated when threat was mitigated. Reminders of past injustice did not influence women’s support for the EE policy.
Leonora Risse

Leonora Risse

Lecturer in Economics, School of Economics, Finance and Marketing at RMIT University, Australia
WAPPP Fellow

Leonora’s is an applied economist whose research explores the mechanisms that give rise to gender differentials in the workplace. She focuses on the way that personality traits, attitudes and adherence to societal norms can explain gender gaps in workforce outcomes and opportunities, and how this knowledge can be effectively communicated to businesses to activate change.

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Nishith Prakash

Nishith Prakash

Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Connecticut
Research Fellow, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), University College London; Research Fellow, The Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn
WAPPP Fellow
Ivona Hideg

Ivona Hideg

Associate Professor, Lazaridis School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University
Canada Research Chair in Organizational Leadership, Lazaridis School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University

As a WAPPP Fellow, Ivona will be looking at a largely under-researched aspect of gender equality, men and men’s experiences, by examining the effect of paternity leaves on men’s career outcomes. 

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Brit Grosskopf

Brit Grosskopf

Professor of economics at the University of Exeter Business School
WAPPP Fellow

Bio

Brit Grosskopf is an experimental/behavioural economist whose research examines how individuals’ decisions are shaped by social...

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Manuela Collis

Manuela Collis

Research Associate at Harvard Business School
Skills, Research, and Co-chair, Harvard Kennedy School’s Behavioral Insights Student Group (BISG)

Manuela Collis works on questions that look at the influence of gender on decisions and outcomes in education and the labor market. For example, she and her co-authors provide evidence that clearly stated qualifications increase the number of qualified women in the applicant pool and that women update their beliefs about their ability in male-dominated tasks more conservatively and vice versa.

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Sebawit G. Bishu

Sebawit G. Bishu

Assistant Professor, School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver
WAPPP Fellow

Bio

Sebawit G. Bishu is a public management scholar whose research explores the intersection of public management and social equity. Her work...

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Julia Bear

Julia B. Bear

Associate Professor, College of Business at Stony Brook University
WAPPP Fellow

Julia B. Bear is an Associate Professor in the College of Business at Stony Brook University. Her research focuses on the influence of gender on negotiation, conflict management, and persistent gaps in parity in organizations and careers (e.g., career advancement, earnings). As a WAPPP Fellow, Julia looks forward to learning with and from others in the community tackling gender parity as she conducts new research on the role of caregiving ambition in perpetuating these gender gaps. 

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Joan Moon

Joan Moon

MPP 2019
Research Fellow: Negotiation Coaching

Joan Moon is a Fellow at the Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP) at the Harvard Kennedy School working in close collaboration with the Kennedy School...

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Inmaculada Macias-Alonso

Inmaculada Macias-Alonso

Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School
WAPPP Fellow

Inmaculada Macias-Alonso is a joint postdoctoral fellow between the Harvard Kennedy School and the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago. Her research looks at the influence of gender on labor market access and outcomes, as well as the impact of gender stereotypes on evaluation processes. As a WAPPP fellow, she is examining how involving men in care, both at home and HEED professions (healthcare, elementary education, and domestic work) can further gender equality.

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Marc Grau-Grau

ISFamily Santander Chair Researcher, Universitat International de Catalunya
Academic Collaborator, International Center for Work and Family, IESE Business School
WAPPP Fellow

Marc Grau-Grau's research explores the benefits of fatherhood involvement for fathers themselves and their jobs. As a WAPPP Fellow, he is examining how men and women negotiate flexible work arrangements in their organizations and how structural conditions and gender dynamics affect those negotiations.

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