Justine E. Tinkler, Associate 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 misconduct laws, the role of gender and race bias in the workplace, and the norms that regulate the racial composition of families.
- Ph.D., Sociology, Stanford University, 2007
- M.A., Sociology, Stanford University, 2001
- B.A., Sociology, University of California, San Diego
- 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.