I just finished a research project funded by the AAUW(American Association of University Women) on the gender wage gap in New Jersey, which resulted in a research monograph( with Dr. Mary Gatta) published by the AAUW.
Currently, I am working on two projects. First, I am writing a book on teenage labor in America and other industrialized countries. In this research, supported by the W.E. Upjohn Foundation, I explore the inequalities in the youth labor force. I focus particularly on gender differences in earnings among young workers. This book is currently under contract at Temple University Press.
Secondly, I am writing a textbook on research methods, including both qualitative and quantitative methods in social sciences for Pearson.
In addition to research, I truly enjoy teaching. I am the winner of the Dean's Award in Teaching at MSU in 2008 and the Dean's Award in Teaching at SUNY Stony Brook in 2004 .
SOCI 204 Sociology of the Family
SOCI 240 Statistics for Social Sciences
SOCI 301 Research Methods
SOCI 304 Work and Professions
SOCI 400 Senior Research Project
SOCI 411 Selected Topics: Sociology of Youth
SOCI 208/ WMGS 208 Men & Masculinities
WMGS 102 Intro to Women and Gender Studies
- Distinguished Scholar Video
- AAUW Research Report
- Jessie Bernard Book
- Consuming Politics Book
- Tribune Review
- Contemporary Sociology Review
Gendered Responses to the Economic Recession
The recent recession has been portrayed as one that has harmed men and benefited women. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics(2009), men have experienced a rapid increase in unemployment rates while women remained firmly in the workforce. While the recession itself has not harmed women, the austerity measures that followed hurt women. For this project, I explore the effects of the governmental responses and their gendered effects. In particular, I explore the effects of the recession and the austerity measures on the gender wage gap and division of chores.