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Justine Tinkler

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Associate Professor

Justine E. Tinkler is an Associate Professor 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, Jody Clay-Warner, and Malissa Alinor. 2022. “Sexual Harassment Training and Men’s Motivation to Work with Women.” Social Science Research.
  • Zhao, Jun, Justine Tinkler, and Kristen Clayton. 2022. “Assessing the Causal Link between the COVID-19 Pandemic and Racial Discrimination”. Socius.
  • Tinkler, Justine and Jun Zhao. 2020. "The Sexual Harassment of Federal Employees: Gender, Leadership Status, and Organizational Tolerance for Abuses of Power.” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.
  • 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

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

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…

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…