Inequalities at work, inequalities as parents: Mothers and fathers in transnational families.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Public Affairs 5391

Presented by Leisy Abrego, UC Los Angeles, Chicana/o Studies

Discussant: Suzanne Bianchi, UC Los Angeles, Sociology


About the Speakers:


Leisy Abrego

Leisy Abrego is Assistant Professor in the César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at UCLA. Trained as a sociologist, she has an expertise in the study of families, Central American immigration, and Latino immigrants’ lived experiences of U.S. immigration laws. She received her PhD in Sociology from UCLA in 2008, and is currently a Ford Postdoctoral Fellow associated with Arizona State University.

Her research investigates the opportunities for mobility and well-being of immigrants and their families in the home country. In her first book-length project, she highlights the role of gender and legal status in creating inequalities among Salvadoran transnational families. Her work appears in Latino Studies, Law & Social Inquiry, the Journal of Marriage and Family, Law & Society Review, and the American Journal of Sociology.


Suzanne Bianchi

Suzanne Bianchi is the Dorothy Meier Chair in Social Equities and Distinguished Professor in the Sociology Department at UCLA.  Her research focuses on the American family, time use and gender equality. Her work chronicles changing parental investments in childrearing, unpaid work in the home and market work of U.S. men and women. She has also written extensively on family change and is currently working on projects on intergenerational ties and transmission of advantage: using vignettes to assess attitudes toward intergenerational co-residence, conducting research on the geographic proximity of adult children and aging parents, collecting new data on transfers of time and money between parents and their adult children, and investigating later life paid work and unpaid caregiving.


This event is cosponsored by the UCLA Departments of Sociology and Chicana/o Studies and the UCLA Program on International Migration