20210905_153957_croppedI am an assistant professor of Sociology and Demography in the department of Sociology and Criminology  and a faculty associate at the Population Research Institute at the Pennsylvania State University.

My research agenda focuses on the unequal consequences of the gender revolution on women’s work and family outcomes across class, race, and contexts. I apply quantitative methods to cross-national and longitudinal data to explore variation across countries and time. My work has been published in Demography, Social Forces, The Journal of Marriage and Family, Demographic Research, The European Sociological Review, and The Journal of Personal and Social Relationships.

I received a Ph.D. in Sociology and Demography from the Pompeu Fabra University in 2016.  Before joining the department of Sociology and Criminology at the Pennsylvania State University, I completed an NICHD postdoctoral fellow at the Population Research Institute. I also spent the last year of my Ph.D. as a visiting pre-doctoral scholar at the Maryland Population Research Center. I was a 2018 Work and Family Researchers Network Early Career Fellow.

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