Faculty & Research

Erin Kelly

  • Professor of Work and Organization Studies

Erin L. Kelly is a Professor in Work and Organization Studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management and affiliated with the Institute for Work and Employment Research.

Erin’s research investigates the adoption, implementation, and consequences of work-family and anti-discrimination policies in U.S. workplaces. She is part of the Work, Family and Health Network, which was supported by the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control. Kelly has also investigated non-compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act, how U.S. companies manage flexible work arrangements, and the effects of corporate affirmative action, diversity, and family policies on the representation of white women, women of color, and men of color in managerial and professional positions.

Kelly received the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Work-Family Research and has published articles in leading journals including the American Sociological Review and the American Journal of Sociology.

Prior to her appointment at MIT Sloan, Erin held the Martindale Chair in Sociology at the University of Minnesota and an affiliate of the Minnesota Population Center and the Life Course Center.  She was also a member of the graduate faculty at the Carlson School of Management.

She received her BA in sociology from Rice University and her MA and PhD in sociology from Princeton University.