Erin Cech

Professional Title

Assistant Professor, Sociology




Erin Cech joined the department of sociology at the University of Michigan as an assistant professor in 2016. Prior to that she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University and was on faculty at Rice University. She earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, San Diego. Cech’s research seeks to uncover seemingly benign cultural mechanisms of inequality reproduction—particularly around cultural logics in popular explanations of inequality; gender, sexual identity and racial/ethnic inequality in science and engineering; and cultural definitions of “good work” and “good workers.” Her research appears in the American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Social Forces, and Social Problems.

Research Interests

mixed methods