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Justine Tinkler

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Associate Professor

Justine E. Tinkler is an Associate Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator of Sociology. She received a Ph.D. in Sociology from Stanford University in 2007.  Her research is unified by an interest in examining the micro-level processes that create and reinforce gender and race inequality in both formal and informal institutions of social control. She employs experimental, survey-based, and qualitative research methods to provide empirical evidence for advancing theory in social psychology, law and inequality. Dr. Tinkler’s current projects include studies of people’s reactions to the enforcement (formal and informal) of sexual misconduct laws and the role of gender and race bias in the workplace.

  • Ph.D., Sociology, Stanford University, 2007
  • M.A., Sociology, Stanford University, 2001
  • B.A., Sociology, University of California, San Diego
Selected Publications:
  • Tinkler, Justine, Skylar Gremillion, and Kira Arthurs. 2015. “Perceptions of Legitimacy: The Sex of the Legal Messenger and Reactions to Sexual Harassment Training.” Law & Social Inquiry.
  • Tinkler, Justine E. 2013. “How Do Sexual Harassment Policies Shape Gender Beliefs? An Exploration Of The Moderating Effects Of Norm Adherence And Gender.” Social Science Research 42: 1269-1283.
  • Tinkler, Justine. 2012. “Controversies in Implicit Race Bias Research”. Sociology Compass 6: 987-997.
  • Tinkler, Justine. 2012. “Resisting the Enforcement of Sexual Harassment Law.” Law & Social Inquiry 37: 1-24.
  • Tinkler, Justine E. and Christine Horne. 2011. “Attitudes Towards Transracial Adoption: Measures and Correlates.” Current Research in Social Psychology 16: 1-11.
  • Berkowitz, Dana, Namita Manohar, and Justine Tinkler. 2010. “Walk Like a Man, Talk Like a Woman: Teaching the Social Construction of Gender.”Teaching Sociology 32: 132-143.
  • Ridgeway, Cecilia, Kristen Backor, Yan Li, Justine E. Tinkler, and Kristen Erickson. 2009. “How Easily does a Social Difference Become a Status Distinction? Gender Matters”. American Sociological Review 74: 44-62.
  • Tinkler, Justine E. 2008. “‘People are Too Quick to Take Offense’…The Competing Effects of Knowledge and Beliefs on Definitions of Sexual Harassment.” Law and Social Inquiry 33:417-445.
  • Tinkler, Justine, Yan E. Li, and Stefanie Mollborn.  2007.  “Can Legal Interventions Change Beliefs?  The Effect of Sexual Harassment Policies on Gender Beliefs.” Social Psychology Quarterly 70: 480-494.
Articles Featuring Justine Tinkler
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 - 2:38pm

Justine Tinkler received a Sandy Beaver Excellence in Teaching Award from the Franklin College for her exceptional and sustained teaching contributions.  

Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 8:25pm

The Franklin College has selected Justine Tinkler as the 2020-21 recipient of the Faculty Excellence in Diversity Leadership Award.  Justine has strongly advocated for…

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 1:02pm

Justine Tinkler has been chosen to receive the Katharine Jocher-Belle Boone Beard Award by the Honors Committee of the Southern Sociological Society.  The award…