Dr. Alla Konnikov
Assistant Professor, Sociology
Education and Interests:
PhD, Sociology, 2019, University of Calgary
MA, Sociology, 2010, University of Haifa, with honours
BA, Sociology and Anthropology; Communication, 2007, University of Haifa
Work, Organizations & Professions; Labour Markets; International Migration; Race and Ethnicity; Gender; Intersectionality; Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
Research and Teaching Interests
My expertise lies at the intersection of the sociology of work, international migration, and gender. I employ an intersectional lens to examine and explore how inequalities are produced and converge in organizational settings, including labor markets, professions, and workplaces. My research spans several distinct yet interrelated domains, studying women’s employment and career trajectories, immigrants’ skills transferability in professional fields, and most recently, the role of AI in transforming, reproducing, or mitigating inequalities in organizations, labor markets and hiring practices.
I have taught courses on the sociology of work, international migration, inter-group relations, and social statistics.
Konnikov, A. (2023). Intersections on the road to skills’ transferability: The role of international training, gender, and visible minority status in shaping immigrant engineers’ career attainment in Canada. Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue canadienne de sociologie. https://doi.org/10.1111/cars.12442
Konnikov, A., Denier, N., Hu, Y., Hughes, K. D., Al-Ani, J. A., Ding, L., Rets, I., and Tarafdar, M. (2022). BIAS Word inventory for work and employment diversity, (in)equality and inclusivity (Version 1.0). Pre-print on SocArXiv.
Konnikov, A., Rets, I., Hughes, K.D., Al-Ani, J.A., Denier, N., Ding, L., Hu, S., Hu, Y., Jiang, B., Kong, L., Tarafdar, M., and Yu, D. (2022). Responsible AI for labour market equality (BIAS). In: How to Manage International Multidisciplinary Research Projects. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.
Hu, S., Al-Ani, J. A., Hughes, K. D., Denier, N., Konnikov, A., Ding, L., Xie, J., Hu, Y., Tarafdar, M., Jiang, B., Kong, L., and Dai, H. (2022). Balancing Gender Bias in Job Advertisements with Text-Level Bias Mitigation. Frontiers in Big Data. https://doi.org/10.3389/fdata.2022.805713
Hu, Y., Tarafdar, M., Al-Ani, J. A., Rets, I., Hu, S., Denier, D., Hughes, K. D., Konnikov, A., & Ding, L. (2022). Gendered STEM workforce in the United Kingdom: The role of gender bias in job advertising. BIAS project evidence submission to the ‘Diversity in STEM’ inquiry, Science and Technology Committee, House of Commons, UK Parliament. https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/43175/pdf
Konnikov, A. and Raijman, R. (2015). Former Soviet Union Immigrant Engineers in Germany and Israel: The Role of Contexts of Reception on Economic Assimilation. Journal of International Migration and Integration, 17: 409. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12134-015-0412-6