Brittany is a fourth-year doctoral student in Organizations & Management at Yale University. She employs multiple methodologies to further the study of diversity, equity, and inclusion in organizations. Her current research examines the psychological processes and organizational practices that reproduce racial inequality in the workplace.
Despite the increasing centrality of diversity and inclusion efforts to organizational goals, historically underrepresented groups still struggle to integrate into, persist in, and feel included within organizational cultures. Her research connects to insights from social psychology, organizational behavior, and sociology and employs qualitative and quantitative methodologies to forge an integrative understanding of how organizations encounter barriers on their paths to progress. Her perspective is that a strong interdisciplinary social science approach that focuses on understanding why these barriers exist in people’s beliefs, persist despite stated organizational diversity goals, and continue to be expressed in the behaviors of American workers, is essential for progress toward equity.