Professor of Sociology, Maryland Population Research Center
Topics of Expertise:
Couples Conflict, Separation & Divorce / Division of Labor in Families / History & Trends on Gender, Marriage & Family Life / Parenthood: Motherhood/Fatherhood / Work & Family
Liana C. Sayer is Professor of Sociology, Faculty Affiliate of the Maryland Population Research Center, and Director, Maryland Time Use Laboratory, at the University of Maryland. Sayer’s research examines how women’s and men’s paid work, household and care work, and leisure time vary over time, place, and generation, and how these patterns are linked with changes in family, workplaces, policies, and values. With comparative analyses of time diary data that provide detailed accounts of people’s daily activities and social engagement, Sayer documents how time use is a key pathway of reinforcing and reconfiguring gender, race and SES inequality. Sayer’s work has been published in numerous journals, including Demography, Journal of Marriage and Family, European Sociological Review, Social Forces, and American Journal of Sociology.