Irene Boeckmann is currently a Graduate student in Sociology at UMass Amherst. She has studied Social Work at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland and at Charles University in Prague in the Czech Republic. After receiving her MA in Social Work in 2003 she worked for the Fairplay-at-Work campaign promoting work-family policies for fathers at the Swiss Federal Office for Equality and as a research assistant in a project examining domestic violence from the perspective of children at the University of Zurich. Her research interests include gender, parenthood, labor market inequalities, social policies and welfare states, and cross-nationally comparative analyses. Currently, she is a research assistant for professors Michelle Budig and Joya Misra.
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