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. 2020. "How privileged mothers experience unemployment." Work in Progress: Sociology on the economy, work, and inequality. 

Rao, Aliya Hamid. 2019. “Even breadwinning wives don’t get equality at home.” The Atlantic. (12 May). https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2019/05/breadwinning-wives-gender-inequality/589237/


Wynn, Alison and Aliya Hamid Rao. 2019. “The stigma that keeps consultants from using flex-time.”  Harvard Business Review (2 May). https://hbr.org/2019/05/the-stigma-that-keeps-consultants-from-using-flex-time


Rao, Aliya Hamid. 2017. “A new performance review process could fight cultural bias against women at work.” 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 &

Society blog.

This is a selection of my media mentions

"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.

Aliya Hamid Rao