Professor and Chair of Sociology
California State University-Fresno
Topics of Expertise: Marriage, Cohabitation & Committed Relationships / Economic Inequality / Feminism & Families / Gender & Sexuality / History & Trends on Gender, Marriage, & Family Life / Parenthood: Motherhood/Fatherhood / Public Policy / TANF and Public Assistance
Dr. Jennifer Randles is Professor and Chair in the Sociology Department at California State University, Fresno. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2011 and specializes in the sociological study of families, parenting, welfare policy, poverty, and race/class/gender inequalities using qualitative methods. She is the author of Proposing Prosperity: Marriage Education Policy and Inequality in America and Essential Dads: The Inequalities and Politics of Fathering and co-editor of Policing or Providing?: The U.S. Child Welfare System as Poverty Governance. Her current research focuses on how families access diapers, the diaper bank movement, and diaper policies.