Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Recently Published :

Dobbin, Frank and Alexandra Kalev. (2019). The Promise and Peril of Sexual Harassment Programs.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 

Kalev Alexandra, Hanna Kuper, Yafit Alfandari and Ayala Ginat. (2019). Diversity Index: Ranking and Mapping the Representation and Pay Gaps of Disadvantaged Groups in the Israeli Private Sector. (in Hebrew)

Shwed Uri and Alexandra Kalev. (2018). “How Pay Expectations Become Gendered? The Role of Social Ties and Work Experience” Labor, Society and Law (in Hebrew)

Dobbin, Frank and Alexandra Kalev. (2017). Training Programs and Reporting Systems Won’t End Sexual Harassment. Promoting More Women Will. Harvard Business Review

Kalev, Alexandra. (2016). How “Neutral” Layoffs Disproportionately Affect Women and Minorities.  Harvard Business Review Blog.

Dobbin, Frank and Alexandra Kalev. (2016). Why Diversity Programs Fail*. Harvard Business Review, 94(7), 14       

        *HBR McKinsey Award (2017).
        *Academy of Management: Outstanding Practitioner-Oriented Publication in Organizational                      Behavior (2017).


Alexandra Kalev received her Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2005 and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Tel Aviv University.

Her research projects examine gender, racial and ethnic diversity in an age of workplace restructuring and increased legalization.  With Frank Dobbin, she is developing an evidence-based approach to diversity management spanning corporations and universities and examining the effects of diversity on firms’ financial performance. In other projects, Kalev examines the effects of industrial and organizational restructuring on the integration of Israeli-Palestinians in Israel (with Noah Lewin-Epstein and Erez Marantz), and how age, gender and networks affect merit evaluations and pay across national contexts (with Uri Shwed).

Kalev’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Sloan Foundation, the Israeli Science Foundation, the Bi-National Science Foundation and the Israeli Ministry of Science.

Her work has been published in the American Sociological Review, the American Journal of Sociology, Administrative Science Quarterly and Law and Social Inquiry, among others. She was the 2010 recipient of the Richard W. Scott outstanding contribution to scholarship award from the Organizations, Occupations and Work section of the American Sociological Association. Kalev is a member of the Advisory Committee to the Israeli Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.