Sharon M. Jank

Stanford University
Department of Sociology
450 Serra Mall Building 120
Stanford, CA 94305
sjank@stanford.edu
www.sharonjank.com

EDUCATION

PhD. Sociology, Stanford University, expected 2017
         
Committee: Karen Cook, Shelley Correll (Chair), David Grusky, Cecilia Ridgeway

B.A. Cornell University, summa cum laude, 2007
          Gender & Sexuality Studies with an Inequality Concentration granted by the Center for the Study of Inequality

RESEARCH & TEACHING AREAS

Social Psychology; Implicit Bias; Diversity Analytics and Organizational Processes; Sociology of Gender

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, HONORS & AWARDS

2014-16 Recipient, Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence Fellowship, Stanford University ($74,880)

2013-14 Nominee and Participant, Graduate Voice and Influence Program, Stanford University

2013 Recipient, American Sociological Association's Robert Dentler Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Achievement ($250)
          Project titled, "Inequality in the United States: Understanding Inequality with Data." Available at: www.inequality.com/slides.

2011 Recipient, Diane Middlebrook Graduate Teaching Prize, Feminist Studies Program, Stanford University ($500)

2011 Recipient, Edward Tufte Data Presentation Grant, Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University ($200)

2011 Nominee, Cilker Award for Teaching, Department of Sociology, Stanford University

2009-14 Recipient, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program ($100,000)

2008-09 Recipient, Dr. William H. Metzler Fellowship Fund for Outstanding First Year Doctoral Students in Sociology, Stanford University

2007-08 Recipient, Russell Sage Fellowship, Cornell University

2008 Recipient, Graduate Student Conference Grant, Cornell University Graduate School

2008 Recipient, Graduate Student Conference Grant, Cornell University Department of Sociology

2007-present Member, Phi Beta Kappa 

2006-07 Nominee and Participant, Undergraduate Honors Program, Cornell University  

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

12/2016-present Researcher, Apple Inc., Channel Research Team

3/2015-8/2016 Research Partner and Product Development, GapJumpers

5/2013-8/2014 Researcher, Apple Inc., Worldwide Consumer Channel Insights Team

2012 National Poverty Fellow, Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality, Stanford University

2008-12 Graduate Research Assistant
          Principal Researchers: Shelley J. Correll, Stanford University, Cecilia Ridgeway, Stanford University, and Ezra Zuckerman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

2007-08 Graduate Research Assistant for Shelley J. Correll, Department of Sociology, Cornell University

2006-07 Undergraduate Research Honors Thesis, Cornell University
         Faculty Advisor: Shelley J. Correll, Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Cornell University. Thesis Title: “How the boys’ crisis in education flunks out: Recreating gender in acheivement.” 

2005 Undergraduate Research Assistant for Robb Willer, Sociology and Small Groups Laboratory, Cornell University 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Sociology 135/235: Poverty, Inequality, and Social Policy in the United States
          Teaching Assistant; Department of Sociology, Stanford University, Spring 2011
          Student evaluations: 4.6/5 (Peer mean 4.2/5)

Sociology 142/242:  Sociology of Gender - Received the Middlebrook Graduate Teaching Award     
          Teaching Assistant; Department of Sociology, Stanford University, Winter 2011
          Student evaluations: 4.7/5 (Peer mean 4.2/5)                         

Sociology 170/270: Classics of Modern Social Theory
          Teaching Assistant; Department of Sociology, Stanford University, Fall 2010
          Student evaluations: 4.6/5 (Peer mean 4.2/5)

PRESENTATIONS

2017 Invited speaker, "What blind auditions tell us about diversity in Tech." Women Transforming Technology 2017 Annual Conference. VMWare Headquarters, Palo Alto, CA.  

2016 Invited speaker, "Tools for Change: Blocking bias with blind auditions and a "skills-first" approach to applicant screening." Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Oakland, CA.  

2015 Invited speaker, "Tools for Change: Blocking bias with blind auditions and a skills-first approach to applicant screening." Corporate Program Meeting, Center for the Advancement of Women's Leadership, Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University.

2012 Invited speaker, "The effects of competition on unconscious bias." Center for the Study of Stratification and Inequality, Tohoku University.  

2011 “From Trait to Process: the social production of merit.” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Organizations, Occupations & Work Roundtable.

2008 “Recreating gender with achievement oriented classroom behaviors.” Women’s World Conference, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain. 

MEDIA

2015 Quoted in The Atlantic, “The False Promise of Meritocracy” by Marianne Cooper. December 01.

PUBLICATIONS

Correll, Shelley J., Cecilia Ridgway, Ezra Zuckerman, Sharon Jank, Sara Jordan-Bloch and Sandra Nakagawa, “It’s the Conventional Thought That Counts: The Origins of Status Advantage in Third-Order Inference.” American Sociological Review, Vol.82 Issue 2

Jank, Sharon. “Purchasing the personal: living and loving in a commodified world” in Gender News February 2013Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University.

Jank, Sharon. “Influential Voices: Mari Baker” in Gender News June 2012. Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University.

Jank, Sharon and Lindsay Owens. May 2012. “Inequality in the United States: Understanding Inequality with Data” Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality. Available for download here
             Recipient 2013 Robert Dentler Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Achievement, American Sociological Association. 

Jank, Sharon. “Survival of the flexist: the evolution of work and why businesses need to adapt” in Gender News Nov. 2011. Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University.

Jank, Sharon. “Shadow Mothers: Why the First Shift Still Matters” in Gender News June 2011. Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Invited Reviewer: American Journal of Sociology; Work & Occupations; OpenSage

2013 Redesigning Redefining Work Summit, Stanford University, facilitator

2011-13 Writing Team, Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University

2012 Sociologists for Women in Society, Bay Area Chapter Fall Symposium, co-organizer

2012 Sociologists for Women in Society, Bay Area Chapter Spring Meeting, co-organizer

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

2014-15 Co-founder, Stanford University First-Gen Low-Income Partnership for Graduate Students (Grad FLIP)

2014-15 Co-director, First-Gen Low-Income Student Mentorship Program, Stanford University

2014 Moderator, Graduate Voice and Influence Program Focus Group, Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Stanford University

2011-12 Student representative, University Senate Committee on Graduate Studies, Stanford University

2010-11 Co-Chair, Association for Sociology Graduate Students, Stanford University

2008 Chair, Graduate Student Recruitment & Mentorship Committee, Cornell University

2007 Member, Annual Graduate Student Conference Committee, Cornell University

2007  Moderator, Annual Graduate Student Conference, Cornell University

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Sociological Association

Pacific Sociological Association

Sociologists for Women in Society, National and Local Chapters