Gregory, Michele

Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor
Behavioral Sciences

Phone: 718-262-3773
Office Location: AC-3A03


Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  University of London, Institute of Education  Sociology  2003 
MS  London School of Economics and Political Science  Industrial Relations and Personnel Management  1984 
BBA  Northeast Louisiana University  Economics  1983 

My research is on the relationship between hegemonic masculinities and organizational inequality, which includes examining issues pertaining to gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity and class.  In addition, I examine how sports are used in the workplace by employers and employees to construct competitive masculine discourses of embodiment.

Areas of Expertise


Articles in Field Of Expertise

Michele Rene Gregory. "Inside the Locker Room: Male Homosociability in the Advertising Industry." Gender, Work and Organization. May, 16; 3 2009: 323-347.

Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise

Michele Rene Gregory. "The Faggot Clause’: The Embodiment Of Homophobia in the Corporate Locker Room." Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (formerly Equal Opportunities International). April 25, 2010: 39.

Non Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise

Michele Rene Gregory. "Sports Capital At Work." . : .

Chapters in Field Of Expertise

Michele Rene Gregory. "Slam dunk: Strategic sport metaphors and the construction of masculine embodiment at work." Advances in Gender: Interactions and Intersections of Gendered Bodies at Work, at Home, and at Play. 14 2010: 297-318.

Michele Rene Gregory. "‘Talking Sports’: Sports and the Construction of Hegemonic Masculinities at Work." Equality, Diversity And Inclusion At Work A Research Companion. NA 2009: 399-412.

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" The Right Fit? Bodies, Sports and the Construction of Workplace Inclusion and Exclusion " July 14, 2011: Guest presenter at the School of Health Sciences and Social Care, Brunel University, London, UK.

" Sportswork: Masculine sports embodiment and acceptance and non-acceptance at work " July 7, 2011: 27th European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium: Reassembling Organizations. University of Gothenburg School of Business, Economics & Law, Gothenburg, Sweden..

" Sports Capital at Work: The hierarchical construction of masculinities in the workplace " July 17, 2010: XVII ISA World Congress of Sociology: Sociology On The Move. Göteborg, Sweden..

" “Batter Up!” " June 23, 2010: Gender, Work and Organization 6th Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference. Keele University, Staffordshire, UK..

" “Slam Dunk!”: Sports and the Embodiment of Gendered and Racial Dominance at Work " April 1, 2010: Midwest Sociological Society and North Central Sociological Association: Communities in an Age of Social Transformation. Chicago, Illinois..

" Who’s a Good Sport? Sports Metaphors, Strategies and Masculinities at Work " October 9, 2009: Why Gender? University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland..

" “Fags on Ice.” Professional Work and the Embodiment of Hegemonic Athletic Masculinities " July 16, 2009: Equal Opportunities International 2009 Conference. Bosphorus University, Istanbul, Turkey..

" Transforming Corporate Environments: Women as Agents of Change. " June 6, 2008: The National Council for Research on Women: Hitting the Ground Running – Research, Activism, and Leadership for a New Era Annual Conference. The Kimmel Center, New York University, New York, NY..

" Transformations: Journal of Inclusive Pedagogy and Scholarship. A Roundtable Discussion on Teaching and Scholarly Practices. " October 12, 2007: What’s Feminist about Feminist Pedagogy? Second Feminist Pedagogy Conference 2007. The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, New York, NY..

" Game Face: Masculinities, Management and Competitive Sports. " July 6, 2007: 23rd European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium: Beyond Waltz – Dances of Individuals and Organization. Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna, Austria..

" White Men Can’t Jump, or Can They? Sports and the Construction of the White Male Corporate Executive " June 27, 2007: 5th International Interdisciplinary Conference on Gender, Work and Organization. Keele University, Staffordshire, UK..

" Organizational Hegemony and the Face of the Firm. " August 14, 2006: American Sociological Association 101st Annual Meeting: Transgressing Boundaries. Montreal, Quebec, Canada..

" Organizational Hegemony and the Face of the Firm: The Construction of Women and Men Executives as Different Workers in the British Advertising and Computing Industries " August 11, 2006: Critical Management Studies Research Workshop. Atlanta, GA..

" Brains, Prisons and Other Metaphors: Re-evaluating Morgan’s Theory Of Organizations in American and British Corporations. " July 12, 2006: The 6th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations. Monash University Centre, Prato, Tuscany, Italy..

" Organizational Hegemony: The Construction of Executive Women and Men as Different Workers in Corporate Britain " July 5, 2006: The 4th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities. University of Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia..

" Constructing Homogeneity " September 24, 2005: 14th Annual Women & Society Conference, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY..

" Homosociability and the Construction of Highly Skilled Women and Men as Different Workers in Corporate Britain " June 23, 2005: 4th International Interdisciplinary Conference on Gender, Work and Organization, Keele University, Staffordshire, UK..

" Homosociability in the Advertising and the Computing Industries. " June 10, 2005: National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference: Women and the Environment: Globalizing and Mobilizing, Orlando, FL..

" Constructing Homogeneity: Gender and Sexuality in Corporate Britain " April 24, 2004: New England Sociological Association Spring 2004 Conference: Perspectives on Culture and Socialization: Explorations of National and Global Communities, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT..

" Factors Shaping Student (Un)Preparedness: Validation, Race, and Instructor Responsibility. " December 5, 2007: Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), York College, Jamaica, NY..

" Sex in the Corporation: Executive Privilege and the Use of Heterosexuality at Work " October 17, 2005: Guest presenter at Columbia University’s Women and Society Seminar, New York, NY.

" Gender and Sexuality at Work " December 3, 2003: Guest lecturer at Jersey City State University, Department of Women and Gender Studies, Jersey City, NJ..

" PhD Findings on Women in the British Advertising Industry " Fall 1989: Shadow Minister for the Arts and Media, House of Commons, London, UK..

" Employers’ Use of Gender in the Construction of Work and Labour. " June 15, 1988: Women in Organisations Conference, The Business School, Polytechnic of North London, UK..

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

CUNY Faculty Fellowship Publications Program: Spring 2008.

Excellence in Teaching Award. Awarded by The National Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi, York College: May 6, 2008.

Basketball scholarship: 1983.


PSC-CUNY, “‘Slam Dunk’: Athletic Metaphors and Strategies at Work”. 2009: $1,016.28.

PSC-CUNY, “Game Face: Masculinities, Management and Competitive Sports”. 2007: $4,625.41.

PSC-CUNY, CUNY William Stewart Travel Grant. 2007: $300.00.

University of London, Grant from the University of London’s Senate Research Fund Committee. 1988: $3,000.00.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

Academic Advisor and mentor to a high school student participating in Intel Science Project: From Summer 2010 to Fall 2011.

External reviewer for the academic Peer-Reviewed Journal Gender, Work and Organization: Fall 2010.

External reviewer for the academic Peer-Reviewed Journal Gender, Work and Organization: Spring 2010.

External reviewer for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada: Spring 2007.

Co-Chair of the Columbia University Seminar, “Women and Society.”: From Summer 2009.

Member of the Columbia University Seminar, “Women and Society.”: From Fall 2006.

Member of the editorial board for Transformations, an academic peer-reviewed journal dedicated to advancing theoretical and empirical research on pedagogical practices: Fall 2007.

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Gregory, Michele

Gregory, Michele
Associate Professor
Behavioral Sciences