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Scholarly Interest Report
         
Erin Cech
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Sociology
 
e-mail:ecech@rice.edu
 
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering (2005) Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
  • M.A. Sociology (2008) University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • Ph.D. Sociology (2011) University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • B.S. Sociology (2005) Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
 
Primary Department
   Department of Sociology
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Websites
 Academic Webpage
 
Research Areas
 Gender, Social Inequalities, Cultural Sociology, Science and Engineering
 
Teaching Areas
 Sociological Theory, Sociology of Gender
 
Selected Publications
 Refereed articles
 

Cech, Erin A. "Engineers & Engineeresses? Self-Conceptions and the Gendered Development of Professional Identities." Sociological Perspectives, 58 (56-77)

 
 

Cech, Erin A. "Mechanism or Myth? Family Plans and the Reproduction of Occupational Gender Segregation." Gender & SocietyIn Press

 
 

Seron, Carroll, Susan Silbey, Erin A. Cech, and Brian Rubineau. "Persistence is Cultural: Professional Socialization and the Reproduction of Sex Segregation." Work and OccupationsIn Press

 
 

Cech, Erin A. forthcoming. “Culture of Disengagement in Engineering Education?” Science, Technology & Human Values. Vol. 39 (1): 34-63.

 
 

Cech, Erin A. 2013. “Ideological Wage Gaps?  The Technical/Social Dualism and the Gender Wage Gap in Engineering.” Social Forces. Vol. 91(4): 1147-1182.

 
 

Cech, Erin A. Forthcoming. “The Self-Expressive Edge of Occupational Sex Segregation.” American Journal of Sociology.

 
 

Cech, Erin A. and Mary Blair-Loy. Forthcoming. “Consequences of Flexibility Stigma among Academic Scientists and Engineers.” Work and Occupations.

 
 

Smith, Jessi L., Erin Cech, Anneke Metz, Meghan Huntoon and Christina Carvalho. Forthcoming 2014. “Giving Back or Giving Up: Native American Student Experiences in STEM.” Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology

 
 Articles
 

Cech, Erin. 2012. “Great Problems of Grand Challenges: Problematizing Engineering’s Understanding of Its Role in Society.” International Journal of Engineering, Social Justice and Peace. Vol.1(2):85-94.

 
 Book chapters
 

Akera, Atsushi and Erin A. Cech. "Introduction, Part I: Histories, Dynamics and Structures of Engineering Education." International Perspectives on Engineering Education

 
 

Cech, Erin A. and Heidi M. Sherick. "Chapter 9: Depoliticization and the Structure of Engineering Education.” ." International Perspectives on Engineering Education,

 
 

Cech, Erin A. 2013. “The (Mis)Framing of Social Justice: Why Meritocracy and Depoliticization Hinder Engineers’ Ability to Think About Social Injustices,” in Engineering Education for Social Justice: Critical Explorations and Opportunities, edited by Juan Lucena. New York: Springer.

 
 Book reviews
 

Cech, Erin A. Forthcoming. Review of The Rise of Women: The Growing Gender Gap in Education and what it means for American Schools. By Thomas A. DiPrete and Claudia Buchmann. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2013. American Journal of Sociology.

 
 

Cech, Erin A. 2012. Review of Breaking into the Lab: Engineering Progress for Women in Science, by Sue V. Rosser. New York: New York University Press. 2012.  Society, Vol.49(6):564-566.

 
 Refereed conference papers
 

Cech, Erin A. "LGBT Professionals’ Workplace Experiences in STEM-Related Federal Agencies." Proceedings of the 2015 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) National Conference.

 
 

Cech, Erin A. 2013. “The Veiling of Queerness: Depoliticization and the Experiences of LGBT Engineers.” Proceedings of the 2013 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) National Conference. June 2013.

 
 Other
 

Blair-Loy, Mary, Laura Pecenco and Erin Cech. 2013. Persistence of Male Power and Prestige in the Professions: Report on the Professions of Law, Medicine, and Science & Engineering. Center for Research on Gender in the Professions (CRGP), UC San Diego. [Report]

 
 

Cech, Erin and Mary Blair-Loy. 2013. Status of Women and Men in Science and Technology Professions. Center for Research on Gender in the Professions (CRGP), UC San Diego.  [Report]

 
Presentations
 Invited Talks
 

Cech, Erin A.“Professional Cultures and the Reproduction of Interactional and Individual-Level Inequality in STEM.” Thematic Session, 2013 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Aug 2013.

 
 

Cech, Erin A. “The Power of Culture.” Rice University Sciencia Speaker Series on the Power of Ideas. Oct 2013
        

 
 

Cech, Erin A. “Professional Culture and Social Inequalities in STEM.” National Institutes of Health “Diversity at the NIH” workshop (Gathering of NIH deputy directors, institute directors, and affiliates). Nov 2013.

 
 

Cech, Erin A. “Consequences of Flexibility Stigma for Ideal Workers.” Redesigning & Redefining Work Summit. Stanford University. Nov 2013.

 
 

Cech, Erin A. “Culture and Inequality in STEM.” Graduate Women in Science and Engineering Group. University of California, San Diego. Feb 2013.

 
 

Cech, Erin A. “Professional Cultures and Inequality in Science." OXIDE: National Diversity Equity Workshop (Gathering of chairs of top-50 US chemistry departments). Washington, DC. Apr 2013.

 
 

Cech, Erin A. “Supportive Communities: Native American Students in STEM,” Native American Education Advisory Board, Montana State University.With Jessi Smith. Feb 2013.

 
 

Cech, Erin A. “Who Recognizes ‘Chilliness?’ STEM Faculty Views on Departmental Climate" Rice University ProVisions Speaker Series, sponsored by Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality. Nov 2013

 
 Panelist
 

Cech, Erin A. “Recognizing Chilliness? How Cultural Schemas Shape STEM Faculty’s Views of Department Climate and Professional Culture.”  American Sociological Association (ASA) 2013 Annual Meeting. Regular Session. New York, NY. Aug 2013.

 
 

Cech, Erin A. “Veiling of Queerness: Depoliticization and the Experiences of LGBT Engineers.” American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) National ConferenceAtlanta, GA.

 
 

Cech, Erin. "The Self-Expressive Edge of Occupational Sex Segregation," American Sociological Association Meetings, Denver, CO. August 2012.