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Dr. Aida Villanueva is a sociologist who studies the intersection of gender inequality, family labor, and women’s employment in Latin America and the United States. In her research, Dr. Villanueva takes a cross-national, comparative approach to explore women’s work and the reproduction of gendered disadvantage in labor markets. Her portfolio could be organized under three branches: family labor, precarious employment, and household structure. Dr. Villanueva’s current projects explore connections between daughters’ family labor and mothers’ work for pay in disadvantaged households.