The American workplace has become much more diverse over the past 30 years, with women and minorities moving into greater positions of authority. But significant inequalities remain. Why? In this course we will consider what issues are similar or different when we look at gender and race inequalities, and we will look at how sociologists try to untangle the reasons for inequalities in the workplace using statistical methods, experimental studies, and ethnographic research. The course will also explore why gender inequality at work persists throughout the postindustrial world, and what the differences seem to be between gender inequality in the U.S. and other countries.