Casey Scheibling is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Sociology at the University of Toronto, Canada. His research interests revolve around the sociological analysis of fatherhood, masculinity, media, and health. Using a variety of data sources and methods, he examines men’s gendered family identities, experiences, and ideologies to illuminate key pressures and expectations linked to fatherhood today. His doctoral dissertation explored how “dad bloggers” use social media to reshape the popular culture of fatherhood, while his current study draws on in-depth interviews to understand how fathers account for their mental health and the negotiation of work–family stressors. With knowledge built up from these projects, he aims to produce recommendations for designing social and digital resources that promote positive father involvement, gender equality, and parental well-being.
In collaborative projects, he is also examining changes to work and family life during the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada both qualitatively and quantitatively, along with some cross-national comparisons to other Western countries.
Dr. Scheibling’s work has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada through a graduate scholarship, foreign study supplement, postdoctoral fellowship, and Insight Development Grant. His research can be found in journals such as Family Relations, Journal of Marriage and Family, Men and Masculinities, Sex Roles, and Symbolic Interaction. He is currently the co-chair of the Digital Scholarship Board for the Journal of Family Theory & Review where he mobilizes knowledge from contemporary family science across impactful digital platforms.
In 2024, Dr. Scheibling will begin an appointment as an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno.