Senior Fellow

Pilar Gonalons-Pons, PhD

  • Associate Professor, Sociology, School of Arts and Sciences

Pilar Gonalons-Pons, PhD is the Alber-Klingelhofer Presidential Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, with affiliations to Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies and the Population Studies Center. She was a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation (2021-2022). Her research examines how work, families, and public policies structure economic inequalities. Much of her work is guided by the overall goal to develop a comprehensive understanding about the political economy and gendering of care and reproductive paid and unpaid work and its contribution to economic inequalities. A second important focus of her research is understanding gender culture, how it changes, and how it shapes family dynamics. Her work has appeared in the American Sociological Review, Demography, Social Problems, Population Development Review, and Socio-Economic Review. Dr. Gonalons-Pons earned her PhD in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She earned her MA in International Migration, Social Conflicts, and Social Cohesion from the University of Deusto, Spain.

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