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
Books in Field Of Expertise
Michele Rene Gregory. The Face of the Firm: Corporate Hegemonic Masculinity at Work. New York and London: Routledge, 2016. 320 pages.
Articles in Field Of Expertise
Michele Rene Gregory. "“The Faggot Clause”: The Embodiment of Homophobia in the Corporate Locker Room." Equality, diversity and inclusion: An international journal. Vol. 30, No. 8 2011: 651-667.
Michele Rene Gregory. "Inside the Locker Room: Male Homosociability in the Advertising Industry." Gender, Work and Organization. May, 16; 3 2009: 323-347.
Chapters in Field Of Expertise
Michele Rene Gregory. "Sportswork: the role of sports in the workplace." Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexualit. NA 2014: 416-425.
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
" Body, Sports and Work " July 17, 2014: XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology: Facing an Unequal World. Challenges for Global Sociology, Yokohama, Japan..
" 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? Conference, 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..
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.
American Sociological Association Travel Grant in conjunction with the National Science Foundation, "Body, Sports and Work.". 2014: $1,500.00.
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
Book Talk: a presentation and discussion of my book, "The Face of the Firm," presented by the York College African American Resource Center: Fall 2016.
External reviewer for the academic Peer-Reviewed Journal Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal: Fall 2015.
External reviewer for the academic Peer-Reviewed Journal Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal: Spring 2015.
External reviewer for the academic Peer-Reviewed Journal Gender, Work and Organization: Spring 2015.
Guest Speaker on panel entitled: "Black Women in Sports," presented by the York College African American Resource Center: Spring 2015.
Member of the editorial board for Transformations, an academic peer-reviewed journal dedicated to advancing theoretical and empirical research on pedagogical practices: Fall 2007 to Fall 2014.
External reviewer for the academic Peer-Reviewed Journal Employee Relations: Spring 2014.
Guest Speaker on panel entitled: "Why Bring IT to My Games? Donald Sterling and the NBA: What is the Proper Analysis?" presented by the York College African American Resource Center: Spring 2014.
Attended the New York Africana Studies Association meeting at SUNY New Paltz. This meeting was for Chairs and Coordinators of Africana Studies in New York State Colleges and Universities: November 16, 2013.
External reviewer for the academic Peer-Reviewed Journal Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal: Fall 2013.
Guest Speaker on panel entitled: "Million Dollar Slaves. White Supremacy and American Sport," presented by the York College African American Resource Center: Spring 2013.
Guest speaker on panel entitled: "Pathways to Success: The Journey of Black Pillars in Higher Education "Will Not Be Televised. It Will Be Photographed!" Event held for Black History Month at the African American Resource Center": February 26, 2013.
External reviewer for the academic Peer-Reviewed Journal, Journal of Communication Inquiry: Spring 2012.
External reviewer for the academic Peer-Reviewed Journal Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal: Fall 2011.
Academic Advisor and mentor to a Bronx High School of Science student participating in the Intel Science Project: Summer 2010 to Fall 2011.
Guest speaker delivering paper entitled, "The Right Fit? Bodies, Sports and the Construction of Workplace Inclusion and Exclusion," at the School of Health Sciences and Social Care, Brunel University, London, England: July 14, 2011.
Co-Chair of the Columbia University Seminar, “Women and Society”: Summer 2009 to Summer 2011.
Member of the Columbia University Seminar, “Women and Society”: Fall 2006 to present.
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 academic Peer-Reviewed Journal Transformations: Fall 2009.
External reviewer for the academic Peer-Reviewed Journal Gender, Work and Organization: Spring 2009.
Interviewed by Wall Street Journal reporter Emily Flitter for articled entitled, "Upping the Odds.": June 4, 2008.
External reviewer for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada: Spring 2007.
Guest presenter, paper entitled: "Sex in the Corporation: Executive Privilege and the Use of Heterosexuality at Work," at Columbia University's Women and Society Seminar, New York, NY: October 17, 2005.
Guest lecturer on Gender and Sexuality at Work, at Jersey City State University, Jersey City, NJ: December 3, 2003.
Presented research findings on gender inequality in advertising to the Shadow Minister for the Arts and Media, House of Commons, London, England: Fall 1989.
Guest speaker at the Women in Organisations Conference, paper entitled, "Employer's Use of Gender in the Construction of Work and Labour," The Business School, Polytechnic of North London, England: June 15, 1988.