Major Fields

Gender, Organizations, Development

Current Projects

Under Review:
Misperceived Social Norms: Female Labor Force Participation in Saudi Arabia (with Leonardo Bursztyn and David Yanagizawa-Drott). Revise and Resubmit - American Economic Review

Insider’s Advantage: When Foreign Firms Do Not Capture Opportunity in Local Labor Markets. (email me for a draft)

Working Papers:
Female Manager Effect: Evidence from Saudi Arabia.

A Gender Gap in Outside Options.

In proposal or data collection stage:
Supply and Demand: Understanding Saudi College Student-Employer Matches and Preferences

Mentorship, Entrepreneurship, and Labor Market Opportunity in Saudi Arabia.


2013 González, Alessandra L. Islamic Feminism in Kuwait: The Politics and Paradoxes. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan.*

Academic Articles and Book Chapters

(*Refereed Publications)

2019. “Women's University Attainment and Labor Force Participation in Gulf Cooperation Council Countries.” Chapter in Gender and Work in the Global Economy edited by Beth English, Mary Frederickson, Olga Sanmiguel Valderrama. NY: Routledge.*

2018. "The Veil You Know: Individual and Societal-Level Explanations for Wearing the Hijab in Comparative Perspective." (December, Social Compass) (with Lubna Al-Kazi).*

2017. “Women in the News: A U.S.-Arab Gulf Comparison.” Chapter in Arab Women and Media In Changing Landscapes edited by Elena Maestri and Annemarie Profanter. NY: Palgrave Macmillan.*

2015 “‘Not At All Religious’: Irreligiosity as Deviance in a Majority Muslim Context.” Deviant Behavior. December.*

2014 “How Women Engage Homegrown Terrorism.” Feminist Criminology, 30th Anniversary Special Issue. (with Joshua D. Freilich and Steve Chermak)*

2014 “Working with Patriarchy: Strategies for Women’s Empowerment in Comparative Perspective.” Chapter in Middle East Conflicts & Reforms, ed. by Mohammed M. Aman and Mary Jo Aman, Washington, DC: PSO/Westphalia Press; pp. 275-292. Publisher's Version

2013 “Who is an Islamic Feminist and What Does He Look Like?” Pp. 39-49 in Islam and International Relations: Mutual Perceptions, edited by Nassef Adiong. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.*

2012 “Choosing through the Iron Veil: Gender and Power Among Elite Women in Kuwait,” Chapter in Women’s Encounter with Globalization, edited by Samir DasGupta, Robyn Driskell, Nicola Yeates and Yvonne Braun. UK: Frontpage Publications.

2011 “Complicating the ‘Clash of Civilizations’: Gender and Politics in Contemporary Kuwait.” Pp. 64-84 in the Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion, Vol. 2 edited by Patrick Michel and Enzo Pace. Boston: Brill. (with Lubna Al-Kazi)*

2011 "Measuring Religiosity in a Majority Muslim Context: Gender, Religious Salience, and Religious Experience Among Kuwaiti College Students - A Research Note.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 50(2):339-350.*

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