Dr. Tamar Kricheli-Katz

מנהלת הפקולטה למשפטים סגל אקדמי בכיר


Ph.D., Stanford, 2012


Tamar Kricheli-Katz holds a joint appointment in the faculty of law and the department of sociology. She received her PhD and JSM from Stanford University and her LL.B from the Hebrew University. Prior to her graduate studies, Tamar served as a law clerk and a legal advisor to Justice T. Or of the Israeli Supreme Court. She studies inequality, anti-discrimination law, empirical legal studies, sociology of law and employment law.

Research Interests

Stratification, sociology of law, social psychology and gender



2006 - 2012
Stanford University, Department of Sociology, California, USA
2004 - 2005
Stanford University School of Law, California, USA
JSM - (Stanford Program in International Legal Studies)
1997 - 2001
Hebrew University Faculty of Law, Israel
LL.B. summa cum laude
1997-2001 Hebrew University, Faculty of Humanities, Amirim-Interdisciplinary Program for Outstanding Students, Israel LL.B. summa cum laude


Academic Appointments

Buchman Faculty of Law and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Assistant Professor
Stanford University School of Law, California, USA


Full CV


Representative Publications

“The Effect of Belated Taking on Real-Estate Sales: Frustration, Interpretation or Transfer of Risk?” Mishpatim Law Review  (co-authored with Eyal Zamir, in Hebrew)  (2005). 
The New Gilded Age – The Critical Inequality Debates of Our Time, (co-edited with David B. Grusky) Stanford: Stanford University Press. (2012). 
“Choice, Discrimination and the Motherhood Penalties” Law & Society Review 46: 557-587 (2012). 
“Intersecting Cultural Beliefs in Social Relations: Gender, Race, and Class Binds and Freedoms” (co-authored with Cecelia Ridgeway) 27 Gender & Society 294-318 (2013).
“Choice-Based Discrimination: Labor-Force-Type Discrimination Against Gay Men, the Obese, and Mothers” 10 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 670-695 (2013).
“Discussion of Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen’s “Born Free and Equal?’, Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies (2014).
A Call for an Integrative Understanding of the Mechanisms Generating Employment Discrimination. (co-authored with Yuval Feldman) LEHR,  forthcoming  (2016).
"Between Family and Work - Discrimination against Mothers in Israel and the US". Law, Employment and Society, forthcoming  (co-authored with Hadas Mandel, in Hebrew) (2016). 
Legal Theory for Legal Empiricists,  Law and Social Inquiry, forthcoming (co-authored with Hanoch Dagan and Roy Kreitner) (2016).   
Does the motherhood wage penalty differ by individual skill and country family policy? A longitudinal study of ten European countries. Social Politics, forthcoming, (co-authored with Asaf Levanon & Karin Hallden) (2016).
He Paid, She Paid: Exploiting Israeli Courts' Rulings on Litigation Costs to Explore Gender Biases Journal of Empirical Legal Studies (with Ted Eisenberg, Talia Fisher and Issi Rosen Zvi), forthcoming (2016).
Eighty Cents for a Dollar: Gender Disparities in Products Markets Science Advances (with Tali Regev), forthcoming (2016).
Book Review: Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries Sociologicl Forum, forthcoming (2016).
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