I am invested in sharing my research and data-driven answers to questions about work and organizations, family, and gender with a broad audience.
This is a selection of my op-eds and shorter pieces
Rao, Aliya Hamid. "When you know layoffs are coming." Harvard Business Review. 12 Jan 2021.
Rao, Aliya Hamid. "Jobseekers are being gaslighted -all too often being told unemployment is their fault." The Conversation. 10 November 2020
Rao, Aliya Hamid. "I'm home to find a job, not do that" - what research on unemployment teaches us about gender and job-searching. 29 Sept 2020. LSE Blogs.
Rao, Aliya Hamid. "Is working from home a solution to gender inequality?" Gender and the Pandemic, Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford. 9 Jul 2020.
Rao, Aliya Hamid. "How the spike in unemployment from Covid-19 could set us back on gender equality." UC Press Blog. 15 Jun 2020.
Rao, Aliya Hamid. "When losing your job feels like losing your self." Harvard Business Review. 21 April 2020.
Rao, Aliya Hamid. "How privileged mothers experience unemployment." Work in Progress: Sociology on the economy, work, and inequality. 14 Jan 2020.
Rao, Aliya Hamid. “Even breadwinning wives don’t get equality at home.” 12 May 2019. The Atlantic.
Wynn, Alison and Aliya Hamid Rao. “The stigma that keeps consultants from using flex-time.” 2 May 2019. Harvard Business Review.
Rao, Aliya Hamid. “A new performance review process could fight cultural bias against women at work.” 15 May 2017. Quartz.
Rao, Aliya Hamid. 2017. “Veiled lives? Muslim women, headscarves, and
manufacturing Islam.” The Society Pages.
Rao, Aliya Hamid. 2017. “The woman behind the man: unemployed men, their wives, and the emotional labor of job-searching.” Work in Progress: Sociology on the economy, work, and inequality.
Cross-posted at Gender & Society blog.
Rao, Aliya Hamid. 2015. “Do we owe each other our emotional labor?” Gender &
This is a selection of my media mentions
"Covid-19 dealt a blow to working women. Can we emerge stronger?" 7 Dec 2020. The New York Times.
"Mothers are the "shock absorbers" of our society." 14 Oct 2020. The New York Times.
"School closures force parents to choose between family and work." 28 June 2020. Financial Times.
"The pandemic's gender bias needs urgent fixing." 14 May 2020. Bloomberg Opinion.
"Coronavirus: Parenting changes amid pandemic." 10 May 2020. The Straits Times.
"Mother's Day under Covid-19: How parenting changed during the pandemic." 9 May 2020. The Straits Times.
"How to get your partner to do more around the house, for real." 30 April 2020. MindBodyGreen.
"Dads the way we like it." 22 March 2020. The Straits Times.
"Millennial Men Are All For Gender Equality, But Don't Ask About Housework." 24 February 2020. The Huffington Post.
"The Devil Wears Prada: Emily and a History of Workaholics." 8 Oct 2019. The Take.
"Women in Singapore earn 13% less than men as gender wage gap persists: Glassdoor." 27 March 2019. The Straits Times.
"Work-Life Policies Abound. Who has the Nerve to Use Them?" 28 May 2019. The American Lawyer.
"Réduction du temps de travail: petit guide pour consultants travaillomanes." 4 Juillet 2019. Consultor.
"When a man's unemployed, his wife bears the emotional cost." 2017. Mel Magazine.
"How Married Couples Confront Unemployment." Conversation on Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan. Radio New Zealand. 4 Nov 2020.
"Crunch Time: How Married Couples Confront Unemployment." Interview for the New Books Network. 23 Jul 2020.