I am a doctoral candidate in sociology at Stanford University researching family, gender, and work. My research employs experimental and demographic methods to understand 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. Most recently, 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.