ANGELA BRUNS

Department of Sociology | University of Washington

E-mail: abruns@uw.edu | Website: http://www.abruns.com


Education

Ph.D., Sociology, expected 2017, University of Washington, Seattle

  • Dissertation Title: “Consequences of Partner Incarceration for Women’s Employment”
  • Committee: Hedwig Lee (chair), Julie Brines, Kyle Crowder, Jennifer Romich (GSR)
  • Major Exam: Sex and Gender

M.A., Sociology, 2013, University of Washington, Seattle

  • Thesis Title: “Educational and Racial Variation in Women’s Transitions into and out of Single Motherhood”
  • Committee: Becky Pettit (chair), Kyle Crowder

M.Ed., Social Justice Education, 2008, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

B.A., English and Rhetoric (Summa Cum Laude), 2002, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

Research Interests

Social inequality, family demography, gender, work-family balance, punishment and incarceration, education

Publications

  • Bruns, Angela (forthcoming). The Consequences of Partner Incarceration for Women’s Employment. Journal of Marriage and Family.
  • DeArmond, Michael, Elizabeth Cooley Nelson and Angela Bruns (2015). The Best of Both Worlds: Can District-Charter Co-Location be a Win-Win? Center on Reinventing Public Education.
  • Yatsko, Sarah and Angela Bruns (2015). The Best of Both Worlds: School District-Charter Sector Boundary Spanners. Center on Reinventing Public Education.
  • Bruns, Angela (2013). Can Marriage Promotion Help Children Growing Up with Single Mothers? Policy Brief, Scholars Strategy Network.

Research in Progress

  • Bruns, Angela. The Third Shift: Multiple Job Holding and the Incarceration of Women’s Romantic Partners (Under Review).
  • Bruns, Angela. Partner Incarceration and Household Income Packaging (Working Paper).
  • Harris, Kathleen Mullan, Angela Bruns, Hedwig Lee and Ping Chen. The Development of Marriage Expectations, Attitudes and Desires in Adolescence and Young Adulthood (Working Paper).
  • Bruns, Angela, Hilary Wething and Heather Hill. Low-Wage Jobs and Work-Family Fit: Perceptions and Tradeoffs among Working Families (Working Paper).
  • Kanh-Kravis, Talia, Angela Bruns and Heather Hill. Low Wages, Public Assistance, and Subjective Financial Wellbeing: Evidence from a Qualitative Study of Minimum Wage Workers in Seattle (In Progress).
  • Christine Leibbrand, Erin Carll, Angela Bruns, and Hedwig Lee. Barring Progress: The Influence of Father Incarceration on Families’ Neighborhood Attainment (In Progress).
  • Bruns, Angela. Stepping Stones and Steady States: Cohabitation and Marriage among Single Mothers (Working Paper).

Awards, Grants & Fellowships

  • University of Washington Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP) Dissertation Fellowship, 2016-2017
  • University of Washington Graduate School Presidential Dissertation Fellowship, 2015-2016
  • West Coast Poverty Center Mini-Grant [w/Hedwig Lee (Co-I), Chris Wildeman (Co-I) Title: “The Physical and Mental Health of Woman Attached to Incarcerated Men” ($10,000) (Role: Co-I), 2015-2016
  • Scholars Strategy Network Fellowship, 2013-2014

Presentations

  • The Third Shift: Multiple Job Holding and the Incarceration of Women’s Romantic Partners. Accepted for presentation at the April 27-29, 2017 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Chicago, IL.
  • Scheduling Practices in Low-Wage Work: Perceptions, Benefits and Tradeoffs among Working Families. (w/ Hilary Wething and Heather Hill). Accepted for presentation at the February 9-12, 2017 Winter Meeting of Sociologists for Women in Society, Albuquerque, NM.
  • #SayHerName: The Health Consequences of Mass Imprisonment for (Black) Women (w/Hedwig Lee). Invited presentation, December 8, 2016. West Coast Poverty Center, Criminal Justice Roundtable, Seattle, WA.
  • The Consequences of Partner Incarceration for Women’s Employment. Paper accepted for presentation at the August 20-23, 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Seattle, WA, the August 19-21, 2016 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, Seattle, WA and the April 30-May 2, 2015 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, San Diego, CA.
  • Stability and Change: Income Packaging among Partners of Incarcerated Men. Paper accepted for presentation at the March 31-April 2, 2016 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Washington D.C.
  • Variation in Women’s Economic Responses to Men’s Incarceration. Paper accepted for presentation at the August 22-25, 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Stepping Stones and Steady States: Cohabitation and Marriage among Single Mothers. Paper accepted for roundtable presentation at the August 16-19, 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA and poster presentation at the May 1-3, 2014 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Boston, MA.
  • Activities to Engage Your Students in Learning. Workshop facilitated at the September 18, 2013 University of Washington TA/RA Conference, Seattle, WA.
  • How Students Learn: Applying the Principles of Learning to Teaching. Workshop facilitated at the September 17, 2013 University of Washington TA/RA Conference, Seattle, WA.
  • Educational and Racial Variation in Women’s Transitions into and out of Single Motherhood. Paper accepted for presentation at the May 11, 2013 University of British Columbia Graduate Student Conference, Vancouver, BC and the April 26, 2013 University of Washington Graduate Student Research Symposium, Seattle, WA.
  • The Not Ready for Bedtime Players: Sexuality Education through Theatre at UMass Amherst. Paper accepted for presentation at the June 1, 2011 Annual Meeting of the American College Health Association, Phoenix, AZ and the October 28, 2010 Annual Meeting of the New England College Health Association, Providence, RI.
  • Creating Transgender-Inclusive Programs. Invited presentation, June 16, 2010. Jane Doe, Inc. Training Institute.
  • Violence Prevention on College Campuses. Invited presentation, April 27, 2010. Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
  • Domestic Violence. Invited presentation, November 5, 2009 and March 26, 2009. University of Massachusetts Sociology 222 The Family.

Research Positions

  • Research Assistant, The Physical and Mental Health of Woman Attached to Incarcerated Men (with Hedwig Lee), University of Washington, 2015-
  • Research Assistant, Seattle Minimum Wage Study (with Heather Hill and Jennifer Romich), University of Washington, 2015-
  • Research Assistant, Center on Reinventing Public Education (with Sarah Yatsko), University of Washington, 2013-2015
  • Research Assistant, Center for Workforce Development (with Elizabeth Litzler), University of Washington, 2012-2013
  • Survey Interviewer, Center for Public Health Research and Evaluation, Battelle, 2011-2013

Teaching Experience

  • Instructor, 2014-2015, The Family, Department of Sociology, University of Washington, Seattle
  • Teaching Assistant, 2010-2011, Public Schools in America: Who Gets Ahead?, Department of Sociology, University of Washington, Seattle
  • Instructor, 2008-2010, Practicum: Rape Crisis and Violence Prevention, Department of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Co-Instructor, 2007, Issues in Intergroup Relations: Race/Ethnicity and Racism, School of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Co-Instructor, 2006, Education 392G Social Issues Workshop: Ableism, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Co-Instructor, 2005-2008, Education 292A Voices Against Violence, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Training

  • Graduate Certificate in Demographic Methods, Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, University of Washington, 2016
  • Special Concentration in Social Statistics Certificate, Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences, University of Washington, 2015

Service

  • Liaison to the Faculty Council on Women in Academia, Graduate and Professional Student Senate, University of Washington, 2016-2017
  • Reception Committee Member, Sex and Gender Section, Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Seattle, WA, 2016
  • Session Chair, Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Washington D.C., 2016
  • Representative to the Graduate Program Committee, Sociology Graduate Student Association, University of Washington, 2015-2016
  • Peer-to-Peer Mentor, Department of Sociology Diversity Committee, University of Washington, 2015-2016
  • Faculty Meeting Representative, Sociology Graduate Student Association, University of Washington, 2013-2014
  • Student Advisory Editor, Social Problems, Becky Pettit, ed., 2011-2014
  • Undergraduate Adviser, Sociology Student Services, University of Washington, 2011-2012
  • Reviewer, Social Problems, Equity and Excellence in Education

Professional Organizations

American Sociological Association, Population Association of America, Scholars Strategy Network, Sociologists for Women in Society, Society for the Study of Social Problems

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