I am a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of British Columbia. My research interests center around government family welfare policy and how these programs can challenge or reinforce gender inequality and anti-immigrant sentiment. During my M.A. thesis work in Gender Studies, I researched prospective parents' responses to targeted pronatalism in Hungary and limited family welfare in the United States. I am also particularly interested in how welfare context contributes to the rise of neoliberal feminism, or the belief that women should find privatized, individual solutions to structural inequality, rather than seeking redress from the state.