Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Topics of Expertise:
Child Welfare / Children / Economic Inequality / Parenthood: Motherhood/Fatherhood / Transition – Couples to Parenting
Jessica Calarco is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the author of Negotiating Opportunities: How the Middle Class Secures Advantages in Schools (Oxford 2018). Calarco’s research focuses on children, parenting, and inequalities in school. Calarco has also written for The Atlantic and Inside Higher Ed, and her research has been featured in major media outlets, including the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, NPR, CNN, and BBC News. Calarco also writes her own blog, ParenthoodPhD.com, which includes reflections on parenting in academia and academia’s take on parenting.