Emily Leskinen

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Emily Leskinen

Assistant Professor

Umhoefer Bldg, A11

(608) 355-5297
Office Hours / Schedule 

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday: 10am-12pm


My research program explores how individual and contextual factors relate to stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination against women and marginalized groups.  As a social psychologist, I take an interdisciplinary approach to examining social injustices, primarily from the target's perspective.  I use an intersectional framework, which recognizes that membership in multiple social groups (e.g., gender, race, sexual orientation) creates unique experiences for individuals.  Currently, I am working on projects related to policing gender norms of counterstereotypical individuals; masculinity, gender harassment, and morale in the military; and social attitudes and preventative health behaviors.

Curriculum Vitae 

Leskinen, E. & Cortina, L. (2014). Dimensions of disrespect: Mapping and measuring gender harassment in organizations. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 38, 107-123.

Cortina, L., Kabat-Farr, D., Leskinen, E., Huerta, M., & Magley, V. (2013). Selective incivility as modern discrimination in organizations: Evidence and impact. Journal of Management, 39, 1579-1605.

Cortina, L. & Leskinen, E. (2013). Sex-based harassment at work. In C. Garcia-Moreno & A. Riecher-Rossler (Eds.), Violence Against Women as a Risk Factor for Mental Health. Basel, Switzerland: Karger.

Leskinen, E., Cortina, L., & Kabat, D. (2011). Gender harassment: Broadening our understanding of sex-based harassment at work. Law and Human Behavior, 35, 25-39.

Article received 2012 Association for Women in Psychology Distinguished Publication Award.

Article received 2011 Society for the Psychology fo Women Prize for Psychological research on Women and Gender, Honorable Mention.

Article reviewed at: http://worklaw.jotwell.com/?s=documenting+what+really+goes+on+in+the+wor...

Altermatt, T.W., DeWall, N., & Leskinen, E. (2003). Agency and virtue: Dimensions underlying subgroups of women. Sex Roles, 49, 631-641.


B.A., St. Olaf College
M.A., University of Chicago
M.S.W., University of Michigan
Ph.D., University of Michigan