The overarching goal of Dr. Fisk's work is to deepen our knowledge of the mechanisms that create gendered inequalities in the economy and to create interventions to disrupt them. Specifically, her research seeks to identify and understand processes through which broad, macro-level stereotypes about women and men create micro-level gender inequalities in the labor force, which in turn reinforce existing macro-level gender disparities and stereotypes about women and men.
Her recent work examines the social sanctioning of risk-taking women, the gendered nature of risky decision-making contexts, and how gender differences in risk-taking behavior can lead to more men at the top of hierarchies. Her research has been covered in The Huffington Post, The Telegraph, Science Daily, Business News Daily, Daily Mail, Women’s Health Magazine, and Think Adviser.
Research and teaching interests:
Organizations and Work
Quantitative Research Methods
Ph.D., 2015, Stanford University, Department of Sociology
National Science Foundation (NSF) Dissertation Improvement Grant, 2013-2015. “The Cost of Failure: Gender and Risk-Taking Behavior.” $10,990.
The Myra Storber Prize, awarded by Stanford University's Clayman Institute for Gender Research, 2015.
The Barbara and Sandy Dornbusch Award in Social Psychology, awarded by Stanford University's Sociology Department, 2014.
The Marjorie Lozoff Prize, awarded by Stanford University's Clayman Institute for Gender Research, 2013.
Cilker Award for Excellence in Teaching, awarded by Stanford University's Sociology Department, 2011.
Honorable Mention, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2010.
Best Senior Thesis, awarded by The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Economics Department, 2006.
Phi Beta Kappa, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2006.