Zachary Brewster

Faculty Profile

Associate Professor



Secondary Title

Director of Graduate Studies


2272 Faculty/Administration Building

Selected Publications

  • Brewster, Zachary W., Kenneth Gourlay, and Gerald Roman Nowak III. 2021.  “Are Black Restaurant Servers Tipped Less Than White Servers? Three Experimental Tests of Server Race Effects on Customers’ Tipping Behaviors.” Cornell Hospitality Quarterly,
  • Brewster, Zachary W. and Allen V. Heffner. 2021. “Expressions of Anti-Black Biases, Job Satisfaction, and Turnover Intentions in the Full-Service Restaurant Industry.” Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research,.
  • Brewster, Zachary W. and Gerald Roman Nowak III. 2020. “Racialized Workplaces, Contemporary Racial Attitudes, and Stereotype Endorsement: A Recipe for Consumer Racial Profiling.” Sociological Perspectives,
  • Brewster, Zachary W. and Lu-in Wang. 2020. “Explicit Expression of Anti-Black Biases in the Full-Service Restaurant Industry: Legal Responsibilities and Risks.” International Journal of Hospitality Management 85: 1024 -35
  • Wang, Lu-in and Zachary W. Brewster. 2020. “Dignity Transacted.” The University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform 53(3): 531- 566
  • Lynn, Michael and Zachary W. Brewster. 2019. “The Tipping Behaviors and Motives of US Travelers Abroad: Affected by Host Nations’ Tipping Norms?” Journal of Travel Research, 59(6): 993-2007

Courses taught

  • Sociology 7200: Graduate Research Methods
  • Sociology 1010: Understanding Human Society

Research Description

Work and organizations, medical sociology, race and ethnicity, everyday racism/discrimination, inequality and social stratification, and the scholarship of teaching and learning

Affiliated Departments