Allison Daminger

Position title: Assistant Professor of Sociology


8107 Sewell Social Science

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Research Interest Statement:

My research focuses on gender inequality in family life. In much of my work, I ask a version of this question: as support for egalitarianism grows, why does gender continue to shape the benefits we enjoy and burdens we bear as members of a family? Current projects include a book (under advance contract with Princeton University Press) on cognitive labor and papers on marital power, household dynamics during COVID, and Americans’ understanding of what constitutes valuable work.


Ph.D., Harvard University, 2022

Departmental Areas of Interest:

Family, Gender, Qualitative Methods, Social Stratification


Soc 120: Marriage and Family (Fall 2022)

Selected Publications

Daminger, Allison. 2020. “De-gendered processes, gendered outcomes: How egalitarian couples make sense of non-egalitarian household practices.” American Sociological Review 85(5): 806-829.

Daminger, Allison. 2019. “The Cognitive Dimension of Household Labor.” American Sociological Review 84(4):609-633.