Irene Boeckmann is a PhD candidate in the sociology department. Her research interests include gender, parenthood, labor market stratification, social policies and welfare states, and cross-nationally comparative analyses. Currently, she is working on her dissertation examining the employment patterns of women after the transition to motherhood from a comparative perspective. She works with Joya Misra and Michelle Budig on their research project studying the relationship between the women's employment outcomes and work-family policies across 22 countries in Europe, North America and Australia. Irene is a member of ASA, Sociologists for Women in Society, and RC28.
2003 lic.phil. Social Work, University of Freiburg i.Ue., Switzerland
Dissertation title: Employment and the Transition to Parenthood from a Comparative Perspective
Comprehensive exam paper: The Impact of Co-Residential Fatherhood on Men’s Earnings from a Cross-National Perspective.
Research Assistant to Professor Joya Misra, Sociology Department, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2011-2012.
Research Assistant, Sociology Department, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Project: "The Cross-National Effects of Work-Family Policies," principal investigators Professor Joya Misra and Professor Michelle Budig, 2006-2010. Datebase: Work-Family Policy Indicators.
Research Assistant, Department of Education, University of Zurich, Project: "Children and Domestic Violence: Their Understandings, Coping-Strategies and Needs," principal investigator Dr. Corinna Seith, 2004-2005.
Research Assistant to Dr. Carrie Yodanis, French and German questionnaire translation, pre-testing, data collection for “The International Dating Violence Study (IDVS)” (with Corinne Sieber), 2001-2002.
Research Assistant to Professor Murray A. Straus, Family Research Laboratory, Sociology Department, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, (July/August 2000).
Michelle Budig, Joya Misra, and Irene Boeckmann (forthcoming). "The Motherhood Pay Gap Cross-Nationally: How Work-Family Policies and Cultural Attitudes Intersect." Social Politics.
Joya Misra, Michelle Budig, and Irene Boeckmann 2011. "Work‐Family Policies and the Effects of Children on Women’s Employment Hours and Wages." Community, Work, and Family. 14(2): 139‐147.
Joya Misra, Michelle Budig, & Irene Boeckmann 2011. "Cross-National Patterns in Individual and Household Employment and Work Hours by Gender and Parenthood." Research in the Sociology of Work. 22: 169‐207.
Carrie Yodanis, Irene Boeckmann & Corinne Sieber 2007. "Language Heterogamy and Relationship Dynamics: Conflict, Commitment, and Communication." International Journal of Sociology of the Family: 33, 241-261.
Sociology 106 – Race, Class, Gender & Ethnicity, Spring 2011
Sociology 212 – Elementary Statistics, Summer 2011
Sociology 320 – Work & Society, Fall 2011
Sociology 211 – Data Collection and Analysis, fall 2005
Sociology 106 – Race, Class, Gender, spring 2006
Sociology 107 – Introduction to Statistics, fall 2007
Sociology 103 – Social Problems, spring 2008