Professor Melanie Hughes (Sociology) and Müge Finkel (GSPIA) awarded funds from the Provost’s Integrative Social-Science Research Initiative for “The Global Glass Ceilings Database"

Melanie Hughes (Sociology) and Müge Finkel (GSPIA) were awarded funds from the Provost’s Integrative Social-Science Research Initiative for “The Global Glass Ceilings Database: Measuring Women's Access to Decision-making in Public Administration Worldwide.” Hughes and Finkel won support to convene an interdisciplinary and international advisory board for two workshops and to conduct a mixed-methods pilot study, including research trips to Colombia, Denmark, and South Africa. The project will be the first new research endeavor of the University of Pittsburgh’s Gender Inequality Research Lab (GIRL), launched in November 2017. The Social-Science Research Initiative awards up to $50,000 to expand Pitt social scientists' involvement in research that uses integrative approaches from multiple disciplines.