Associate Professor of Sociology
University of Virginia Sociology Department
P.O. Box 400766
Charlottesville, VA 22904
Work, Professions, Workplace Gender and Racial Inequality, Organizations, and Quantitative Methods
Gorman, Elizabeth H. 2015. “Getting ahead in professional organizations:individual qualities, socioeconomic background and organizational context.” Journal of Professions and Organization, 2015, 0, 1–26
Gorman, Elizabeth H. 2014. “Professional Self-Regulation in North America: The Cases of Law and Accounting.” Sociology Compass 8: 491-508.
Fiona M. Kay and Elizabeth H. Gorman. 2012. "Developmental Practices, Organizational Culture, and Minority Representation in Organizational Leadership: The Case of Partners in Large U.S. Law Firms." The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 639: 91-113.
Gorman, Elizabeth H. and Rebecca L. Sandefur. 2011. “ ‘Golden Age,’ Quiescence, and Revival: How the Sociology of Professions Became the Study of Knowledge-Based Work.” Work and Occupations 38: 275-302.
Elizabeth H. Gorman and Fiona Kay. 2010. "Racial and Ethnic Minority Representation in Large U.S. Law Firms." Special Issue: Law Firms, Legal Culture, and Legal Practice, Studies in Law Politics, and Society, Vol 52, 211-238.
Julie A. Kmec and Elizabeth H. Gorman. "Gender and Discretionary Work Effort: Evidence From the United States and Britain." Work and Occupations 2010; 37; 3.
Elizabeth H. Gorman and Julie A. Kmec. "Hierarchical Rank and Women’s Organizational Mobility: Glass Ceilings in Corporate Law Firms." American Journal of Sociology, Volume 114 Number 5 (March 2009): 1428–74.
Fiona Kay and Elizabeth H. Gorman. 2008. "Women in the Legal Profession." Annual Review of Law and Social Science 4: 299-332.
"We (Have To) Try Harder: Gender and Required Work Effort in Britain and the United States." Gender Society 2007; 21; 828-856. (with Julie A. Kmec)
“Work Uncertainty and the Promotion of Professional Women: The case of Law Firm Partnership .” Social Forces 85 (2): 865-890. (December 2006)
“Gender Stereotypes, Same-Gender Preferences, and Organizational Variation in the Hiring of Women: Evidence from Law Firms.” American Sociological Review 70:702-728. (August 2005)