Adia Harvey Wingfield

Professor in Arts & Sciences and Associate Dean for Faculty Development at Washington University in St. Louis

Adia Harvey Wingfield is the Mary Tileston Hemenway Professor in Arts & Sciences and associate dean for Faculty Development at Washington University in St. Louis. She has a PhD in sociology from the Johns Hopkins University, and her research examines how and why racial and gender inequality persists in professional occupations. Adia has lectured internationally on her research in this area, and her work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals including Social Problems, Gender & Society, and American Sociological Review. She recently completed a term as president of Sociologists for Women in Society, a national organization that encourages feminist research and social change. She is also a regular contributor to Slate, The Atlantic, and Harvard Business Review.

Beginning in April 2020, she will begin a term as president of the Southern Sociological Society, the largest regional professional sociological association in the US. Adia is the author of several books, most recently Flatlining: Race, Work, and HealthCare in the New Economy, and is the recipient of the 2018 Public Understanding of Sociology award from the American Sociological Association.