I’m a doctoral candidate in sociology at Stanford University researching gender, family, and work. My research involves using surveys and experiments to understand the social and economic mechanisms that produce gender inequality in the family and the labor market. My dissertation focuses on the causes and implications of the uneven gender division of care work, highlighting how breadwinning expectations and essentialist beliefs constrain men’s involvement in childcare and reproduce women’s place as marginal workers in the labor force. Currently, I’m working for the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality as a regional director for the American Voices Project, a nation-wide qualitative study of 5,000 American households. Last year, I was a graduate fellow at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research as well as the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences.

You can contact me at torth@stanford.edu.