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Professional Background

Cecilia A. Conrad received her masters and doctorate in economics from Stanford University and her bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College. Prior to joining the faculty at Pomona, Professor Conrad taught at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina and at Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, New York.  Her research focuses on the effects of race and gender on economic status.

Recent publications include African Americans and High Tech Jobs: Trends and Disparities in 25 Cities, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, 2006; A Mixed Record: How the Public Workforce System Affects Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Labor Market, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, 2005; African Americans in the US Economy with John Whitehead, James Stewart and Patrick Mason, Rowman and Littlefield, 2005;< Building Skills for Black Workers: Preparing for the Future Labor Market , Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and University Press of America, 2004; and “The Complexities and Potential of Theorizing Gender, Caste, Race and Class, ” with Rose M. Brewer and Mary C. King, Feminist Economics, Vol. 8, #2 (July 2002): p. 3-18.

Professor Conrad is the editor of The Review of Black Political Economy  and a member of the editorial board of Feminist Economics.