Aliya Hamid Rao

I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University.   I completed my PhD in Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania in 2016, and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stanford University in 2018.


My research interests span the study of work and organizations, economic sociology, family, gender, and emotions. I use qualitative methods to understand social mechanisms which may facilitate, or impede, the production of inequalities at work and in families.


My first book, based on my dissertation on unemployment amongst American professionals, is forthcoming in 2020 with the University of California Press. My research appears in journals such as the Work, Employment and Society, Journal of Marriage and Family, Industrial and Labor Relations Review and Research in the Sociology of Work. 


Failures of flexibility: how perceived control motivates the individualization of work-life conflict

Stand by your man: wives' emotion work during men's unemployment

'You don't dare plan much': contract work and personal life for international early-career professionals

Aliya Hamid Rao