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Donald T. Tomaskovic-Devey

Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Employment Equity, UMass Amherst

Donald Tomaskovic-Devey is Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, the Director of the Center for Employment Equity, and Associate Editor of the SocioEconomic Review. He is the convener of the Comparative Organizational Inequality Network (COIN) which includes twenty-two scientists exploring relational inequality theory with longitudinal linked employer-employee data from thirteen countries. His work has won numerous awards and he has held visiting faculty appointments in Australia, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Slovenia and Sweden. He is currently doing research on inequality and financialization, community and industry variation in workplace sex and race segregation, and developing theoretical and empirical models based on relational inequality theory. Recent publications from these projects have appeared in the SocioEconomic Review, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, the American Sociological Review, and the American Journal of Sociology. He has published three monographs: Recapitalizing America: Alternatives to the Corporate Distortion of National Policy (Routledge, 1983), Gender and Racial Inequality at Work: The Sources and Consequences of Job Segregation (Cornell, 1993), and Documenting Desegregation: Racial and Gender Segregation in Private Sector Employment since the Civil Rights Act (Russell Sage Foundation, 2012). His next monograph, Relational Inequalities: An Organizational Approach, will be published by Oxford University Press.


  • –present
    Professor of Sociology, Director Center for Employment Equity, University of Massachusetts Amherst


  • 1984 
    Boston University, Sociology