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Viewing racial inequality through a different lens

Nancy DiTomaso is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Management and Global Business at the Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick where she has worked since 1983. She has previously served as vice dean for faculty and research, as director for the Ph.D. in Management Program, and for twelve years as department chair.

Professor DiTomaso has expertise on workforce diversity; inequality, culture, and the management of knowledge-based organizations. DiTomaso has published articles in major academic journals, in scholarly volumes, and has authored or edited five books. 

DiTomaso has received many accolades for her most recent book, The American Non-Dilemma: Racial Inequality Without Racism, which reframes how racial inequality is understood. She argues in this book that racial inequality is reproduced more by whites helping other whites than by whites discriminating against or being racist with regard to blacks and other nonwhites. The book won the 2013 C. Wright Mills Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems; the Section on Inequality, Poverty and Mobility book award; honorable mention from the Section on Organizations, Occupations, and Work from the American Sociological Association; and was the runner up in the Academy of Management’s annual best book competition for 2014.

She has also made contributions to professional organizations at the national level, serving as chair of the Organizations and Occupations Section for the American Sociological Association Council and as president of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics.

DiTomaso earned a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin.