Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Alberta

Michelle Maroto is an Associate Professor in the Sociology Department at the University of Alberta. Her research interests include social stratification, gender and family, race and ethnicity, labor and credit markets, and disability studies. Her projects address the many dimensions of wealth inequality, the role of household structure in determining economic security, and labor market outcomes for people with different types of disabilities. In collaboration with Dr. Pettinicchio, she is currently conducting a multi-city resume-based audit study that focuses on hiring discrimination against people with physical and cognitive disabilities. In addition to expanding understandings of stratification and discrimination, the results of this SSHRC-funded study will inform the broader public about the barriers people with disabilities face when trying to find employment. As this audit study draws to a close, Dr. Maroto will soon be embarking on a large-scale mixed methods project, The Great Canadian Class Study, that will bring together secondary data, multiple online surveys, and in-depth interviews to provide a better understanding of the complicated dynamics behind social class in Canada.

Experience

  • 2018–present
    Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Alberta
  • 2012–2018
    Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Alberta

Education

  • 2012 
    University of Washington, PhD / Sociology

Grants and Contracts

  • 2015
    Employment Discrimination in Hiring People with Disabilities: An Audit Study
    Role:
    Co-PI
    Funding Source:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • 2014
    Wealth Disparities across Groups in Canada and the United States: Who Gets Ahead and Who Falls Behind?
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada