My Research in the News & Community
The Hill, March 18, 2023, Women Can't Lean In to Fix Structural Pay Gaps
The Collective Community Presentation (March 2023), The Gender Inequality of Hustle Culture: When Passion and Pay Don't Add Up
WYXR Radio: Let's Grab Coffee, January 2, 2021, discussing changing gender attitudes
PEO Community Presentation (January 2021), The College-to-Career Transition in the COVID-19 Era: Challenges and Opportunities
The New York Times, February 11, 2020, Young Men Embrace Gender Equality, but They Still Don’t Vacuum
“If young people can’t even envision a model of what men’s time at home might look like, that’s evidence that our beliefs about gender are really strong and sticky,” said Joanna Pepin, a sociologist at the University of Texas at Austin and an author of the recently published study, with Brittany Dernberger, a sociology doctoral candidate at the University of Maryland. “That’s yet another thing that’s getting in the way of social change.”
Ms. Magazine, January 28, 2020, Young People Have Their Own Battles to Fight Against Sexism
The Atlantic, January 14, 2020, When a Promotion Leads to Divorce
“But that’s not really the case,” says Brittany Dernberger, a sociologist at the University of Maryland, who co-authored a recent paper on 12th graders’ attitudes toward relationships and work since the 1970s. Today, young men and women say that the most desirable relationship is a traditional marriage, where the husband works full-time and the wife’s career comes second or not at all.
Other Media Mentions:
CTV News, February 11, 2020, More Young Men Believe in Gender Equality but still Have Traditional Roles at Home
Feminist Majority Foundation, February 12, 2020, "Study Finds Young People Still Hold Conservative Views on Gender Roles"
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