Jennifer Berdahl, University of British Columbia

Work as a Masculinity Contest: From Interpersonal Harassment to Organizational Culture
Jennifer Berdahl


Fall 2017
Lecture Time: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Lecture Location: 
R0220 Ross School of Business
Introduced By: 
Hilary Hendricks

Additional Notes

Jennifer Berdahl is a Professor at the University of British Columbia. She was raised in the U.S. and Germany, surrounded by historians and sociologists in her father's field of study. Professor Berdahl has PhD in social psychology from the University of Illinois and was on the faculties of the University of California Berkeley and the University of Toronto prior to UBC. Professor Berdahl has studied power and social identities in groups and organizations, with focus on sexual harassment. She has consulted with a wide variety of organizations, has been an expert witness on discrimination cases in the U.S. and Canada, and frequently speaks to professional audiences, the government, and the media about her work.

Reading List

Williams, Berdahl & Vandello (2016). Beyond work-life "integration." Annual Review of Psychology.

Berdahl (2007). Harassment based on sex: Protecting social status in the context of gender hierarchy. Academy of Management Review.