Professor Joya Misra, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology and Public Policy
Department of Sociology
University of Massachusetts Amherst
In a talk titled “Family Policies, Employment and Poverty among Partnered and Single Mothers Cross-Nationally,” Joya Misra will present research she has conducted with Stephanie Moller, Eiko Strader and Elizabeth Wemlinger.
Dr. Misra is a professor of sociology and public policy, and is also affiliated with the Center for Research on Families and the Labor Studies and Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies programs at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research and teaching focus around inequality, studying the effect that politics, policies, social movements and culture have on societies. Last year she was named editor of the journal Gender & Society. Much of Misra’s work focuses on gender disparities when it comes to employment policies and family traditions.