Research Interests: Economic sociology; work and occupations; organizations; gender inequality; culture; qualitative and mixed methods
Laura Adler is a PhD candidate in Sociology. Her dissertation examines how organizations set pay for new employees, identifying organizational practices and moral narratives that produce and legitimize gender pay inequality. Past research examines the preference for precarious work among aspiring artists. Laura has built on a background in urban planning in her research and teaching, with papers on the role of physical space on the formation of social ties (with Mario Small) and city efforts to regulate the platform economy. Prior to beginning her PhD, Laura received a Masters in City Planning from the University of California, Berkeley, and worked for the New York City's Department of Information Technology.
Master of City Planning, University of California, Berkeley
BA in Humanities, Yale University