December 4, 2017
Professor of Sociology
Harvard University
Speaker Biographies: 
Alexandra (Sasha) Killewald is a Professor of Sociology.  She received her PhD in Public Policy and Sociology from the University of Michigan in 2011.  Her research takes a demographic approach to the study of social stratification.  Much of her work focuses on on women-family intersection, including the ways in which earnings and employment shape women's time in household labor, and the effct of marriage and parenthood on workers' wages.  Her research also engages questions regarding the distribution of U.S. wealth.  She has written on the rold of parental wealth in explaining the Black-White wealth gap, as well as the influence of parental wealth on spouse choice.  She is co-author of  "Is America Science in Decline? (2012)", which documents trends in the size of the American scientific workforce, public attitudes toward science, youth interest in science, the production of scientific degrees, and transitions to scientific employment. 
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