Organizations are often sites that produce and perpetuate social inequality, yet they can also be vehicles for redressing such inequities. In addition, although many organizations indicate valuing diversity and equity, most tend to remain relatively homogeneous and stratified. The National Study of Community Organizing examines the causes, consequences, and responses to diversity and inequality within organizations and reveals how people from different backgrounds can work together to promote social equity and transform social policy. It shows how organizations navigate internal social differences and leverage those differences to advance social equity and racial justice. This research advances understanding of how organizations and their internal dynamics shape organizational culture, influence intergroup relations, and achieve social change. It also identifies effective practices for organizational leaders and provides insights for evidence-based decision-making.
2015 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award
Duke University | Office of the Provost
Awarded annually to one member of Duke University to recognize excellence in character and service
2015 Byran Jackson Dissertation Award for Research on Race and Urban Politics
American Political Science Association | Urban Politics Section
2013 Most Promising Dissertation Award – 1st Place
Academy of Management | Management, Spirituality, and Religion Division
2013 Robert Dentler Award for Outstanding Student Achievement – Honorable Mention
American Sociological Association | Section on Sociological Practice and Public Sociology
2013 ARNOVA President’s Award for Nonprofit Research
RGK Center-Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action
2013 Dissertation Proposal Competition – Finalist
Organization Science / Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS)
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