Department of Sociology
Buffalo, NY 14203
eberrey [at] buffalo [dot] edu
Areas of interest
Law & Organizations
Sociology of City Life
Race & Racism (grad seminar)
Sociological Fieldwork (grad seminar)
Berrey, Ellen. DiversityÕs Hold: How the Drive for Diversity Defines the Post-Civil Rights Era. University of Chicago Press. Under advance contract.
Laura Beth Nielsen, Robert Nelson, and Ellen Berrey. Rights on Trial: Workplace Discrimination in Court. In progress in consultation with University of Chicago Press, Law & Society Series.
Articles + essays
Berrey, Ellen. Breaking Glass Ceilings, Ignoring Dirty Floors: The Culture and Class Bias of Corporate Diversity Management. American Behavioral Scientist. Forthcoming.
Berrey, Ellen C., Steve G. Hoffman, and Laura Beth Nielsen. 2012. Situated Justice: A Contextual Analysis of Fairness and Inequality in Employment Discrimination Litigation. Law & Society Review. 46(1): 1-36.
Article interfaces with a website that includes audio clips of interviewees
Berrey, Ellen. 2011. Why Diversity Became Orthodox in Higher Education, and How It Changed the Meaning of Race on Campus. Critical Sociology. 37(5): 573-96
Berrey, Ellen C. 2009. Sociology Finds Discrimination in Law. Contexts 8(2): 28-32.
Reprinted in The Contexts Reader, 2nd ed. Eds. Doug Hartmann and Chris Uggen. 2011.
Nominee for Best Feature Article, Claude Fischer Award for Excellence in Contexts, 2010.
Nelson, Robert, Ellen Berrey, and Laura Beth Nielsen. 2008. Divergent Paths: Conflicting Conceptions of Employment Discrimination in Law and the Social Sciences. Annual Review of Law & Social Science 22(9): 12.1–12.20.
Berrey, Ellen C. and Laura Beth Nielsen. 2007. Rights of Inclusion: Reintegrating Identity at the Bottom of the Dispute Pyramid. Law & Social Inquiry 32(1): 233-260.
Berrey, Ellen C. 2005. Divided over Diversity: Political Discourse in a Chicago Neighborhood. City & Community 4(2): 143-170.
Graduate Student Paper Award, Honorable Mention, ASA Community & Urban Sociology Section, 2004
Berrey, Ellen C. 2004. Field Note: The Drive for Diversity. Contexts. 3(1): 60-61.
Papers in progress
Hirschman, Dan, Ellen Berrey and Fiona Greenland. Dequantifying Diversity: Affirmative Action and Admissions at the University of Michigan. Revised & resubmitted to American Journal of Sociology.
Berrey, Ellen. Making a Claim for Redistribution in the New Millennium: BAMNÕs Radicalism and the Symbolic Politics of Affirmative Action. Under review at Du Bois Review.
Berrey, Ellen and Dan Hirschman. Replacing Numbers with Judgment: Dequantification and Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Michigan." In progress.
Berrey, Ellen. Explaining ideology in context: Relational analysis and multi-case ethnography. In progress.
Last updated Nov. 2013