My current project considers how employees of a large U.S.-based technology firm make sense of diversity. Drawing on 31 in-depth interviews, I utilize a grounded theory approach to examine how tech employees who value diversity construct the meaning of diversity generally, within the context of their work organization, and within the context of the high-tech industry. This research contributes to theory on diversity by emphasizing the three relational concerns of categorical inequalities, symbolic boundaries, and intersectionality. However, it also offers clear empirical contributions to the literature by examining the negotiation of diversity within organizational and industrial contexts. 

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