Mindy Bergman, Texas A&M

Gender and Race in Military and Paramilitary Organizations
Mindy Bergman


Winter 2018
Lecture Time: 
Friday, January 26, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Lecture Location: 
R0220 Ross School of Business
Introduced By: 
Allura Casanova


TIME magazine named “The Silence Breakers” who spoke out about their experiences with workplace sexual assault and harassment as their 2017 person of the year. News media accounts focus on the power and prestige of the perpetrators and how this contributed to the silencing of these survivors. Research on organizations with highly formalized power structures—such as the military and paramilitary organizations—shed additional light on why power matters to our understanding of these events and how to end them in organizations. Research on gender and race in military and paramilitary organizations will be reviewed with the goal of uncovering more about the role of power in workplace harassment and assault and their eventual end.

Recording & Additional Notes

Mindy Bergman (PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) is the inaugural Executive Director of Interdisciplinary Critical Studies in the College of Liberal Arts, Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts, and a Faculty Fellow in the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center in the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. Dr. Bergman’s specialty is industrial-organizational psychology. Her research focuses primarily on occupational health, including topics such as organizational climate, workplace diversity, mistreatment, stress, and safety and on organizational commitment. Her recent research casts a critical eye, drawing on critical race and critical feminist perspectives, on the field of industrial-organizational psychology. Her service contributions to the university primarily focus on undergraduate programs and issues of diversity, inclusion, and climate. Dr. Bergman’s work appears in outlets such as Journal of Business and Psychology, Industrial-Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, Sex Roles, and Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. Dr. Bergman is an Associate Editor for the new journal Occupational Health Science.