Allison Elias

Allison Elias
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Allison Elias

Visiting Assistant Professor
Labor Relations, Law, and History


Allison Louise Elias holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Virginia. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Labor Relations, Law, and History at the Cornell ILR School where she teaches ILRLR 1100: Introduction to U.S. Labor History, ILRLR 2070: Writing Seminar in History: The American Dream in the 20th-Century United States, and ILRLR 3040: Special Topics in History: Women, Gender, and Capitalism. Prior to her appointment at ILR, she held teaching or research positions at the University of Virginia in the Department of History, the Studies in Women and Gender Program, and at the Darden School of Business. Her research interests are gender and work, women’s leadership development, and ideas of success in American society. She is writing a book about the contested meanings of workplace feminism in U.S. corporations from the 1960s-1990s. Her book analyzes competing strains of women’s activism as well as changing state and corporate policies that provided some but not all women with upward mobility into leadership positions.


Journal Articles

    Honors and Awards

    • Nominee, International Women’s Day Leadership Award, Women’s Resource Center, Cornell University. 2017
    • MacIntyre Award for Exemplary Teaching, Cornell ILR School. 2016
    Allison Elias


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