Justine E. Tinkler, Assistant Professor of Sociology, joined the department at the University of Georgia in 2012. 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 harassment laws, the role of gender bias in venture capital decision-making, and the norms that regulate the racial composition of families.