Lee Weeks

Lee Weeks

Graduate Student, 2018 Cohort


B.A. Sociology and Gender & Diversity Studies, Xavier University, 2018

About Lee Weeks

Lee works in the interdisciplinary space of gender studies and business, with particular focus on the rise and practice of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). By weaving gender studies and the humanities alongside research and data informed social sciences, Lee studies businesses as sites of opportunity and intervention.  His research considers a diverse array of topics from pay transparency, workplace culture, appearance norms, to effective inclusion strategies that do not undermine the benefits diversity promises for organizations.

Lee is also a Captain in the US Army Reserve serving as a Military Intelligence Officer.  He has served on two consecutive deployments to the Middle East during his PhD training. His service and experience orient his research and praxis.  Lee is interested in serving people by supporting organizations and their initiatives to empower healthy workplace cultures, given that most people spend most of their time and energy working.

Courses Taught

GNDR-G 101: Gender, Culture, and Society

GNDR-G 225:  Gender, Sexuality, and Popular Culture

BUS-X 507:  Gender Equity in Business (MBA Intensive--Co-taught with Kinsey and Kelley faculty members)

Selected Awards

Outstanding Graduate Student, Department of Gender Studies, Indiana University, 2020

Phi Beta Kappa Society, Pi of Ohio Chapter, Inducted Spring 2018

Vincent and Hilda Gudorf Minority Studies Award, Xavier University, Spring 2018

Alpha Sigma Nu: Jesuit Honors Society, Xavier University, Inducted Fall 2017