Invited Comments & Op-Eds

Trimble O’Connor, Lindsey and Erin Cech. 2018. “Your Flex Work Culture Doesn’t Help Employees if it Hurts Their Career” Harvard Business Review.

Cech, Erin A. 2017. "Rugged Meritocratists: Explaining Trump Supporters' Resistance to Social Justice Efforts." Work in Progress Blog of the ASA Organizations, Occupations and Work Section.

Cech, Erin A. 2016. "Don't Blame it on the Family: The Myth of Family Plans and the Reproduction of Occupational Sex Segregation." Gender and Society Blog.

Cech, Erin A. 2014. “Embed social awareness in science curricula.” Nature, Vol.505 (7484):477-8.

Cech, Erin A. and Mary Blair-Loy. 2014. “Not Just a Workers' Problem: The Consequences of Flexibility Stigma among Science and Engineering Faculty." Work in Progress Blog of the ASA Organizations, Occupations and Work Section.


The "Self-Expressive Edge" of Occupational Sex Segregation (2014)
Self-Expression and Segregation

Supportive Communities: Native American Students in STEM (2012)
Supportive Communities

Media Coverage of Research

Parenthood in STEM (Cech & Blair-Loy 2019, PNAS)


Ongoing research on LGBTQ Inequality in STEM

       --- New York Times
     --- Science Careers
The Guardian

Ongoing research on the "Passion Principle”     

--- Der Standard

Family Plans and Occupational Sex Segregation (Cech 2016, Gender & Society)

    --- ASA Contexts
    --- International Business Times
    --- Glamour
    --- London School of Economics' US Centre Blog

Professional Culture and Persistence in Engineering (Seron, Silbey, Cech & Rubineau, 2016 Work and Occupations)

   --- Harvard Business Review
   --- IEEE Spectrum
   --- PC World Mexico
   --- Times Higher Education

"Culture of Disengagement in Engineering Education?" (Cech 2014, ST&HV)

      --- The Atlantic
      --- Inside Higher Ed
      --- Houston Chronicle
      --- IEEE Spectrum

"Professional Role Confidence and Gendered Persistence in Engineering." (Cech et al. 2012, ASR).

    --- Huffington Post
    --- Chronicle of Higher Education

Provided Commentary

Nature news article (Sept. 16, 2014)
"Diversity: Pride in Science"

Womenetics article (Aug. 4, 2014)
"Is Confidence Key to Calculus?"

Autostrattle article (Sept. 13, 2013)
"Queered Science: Why Social Justice and STEM Professions Should Hang Out More Often"

USA Today article (Nov. 28, 2012)
"Women band together, make inroads into tech"

 Prism article (Oct. 1, 2011)
"Secrets Are Out: Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender engineers are no longer willing to hide true selves"

 New Scientist article (July 18, 2009)
New Scientist: Bringing it all together