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Speaking & Media Engagements

Failing Forward Podcast (December 6, 2023), talking about the challenges of measuring complex local-to-global systems change for COVID-19 vaccine delivery in 34 countries.

Indiana University Bloomington Hamilton Lugar School of Global & International Studies (October 10, 2023), Shifting Power from International NGOs to Women-Led Organizations in the Global South

Profs and Pints Public Lecture (September 12, 2023), The Orgasm Gap

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 2021), discussing changing gender attitudes


PEO Community Presentation (January 2021), The College-to-Career Transition in the COVID-19 Era: Challenges and Opportunities 

“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.”

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.

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I'm invested in pairing academic rigor with public-facing products. I seek to inspire social change by bringing data and analytic tools outside of the ivory tower, and I approach my research with an action-oriented lens. I regularly speak at academic conferences, with community groups and journalists, and to other audiences. Please reach out to discuss opportunities!

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