Melissa Milkie, PhD
PhD., Sociology
Professor & Chair of the Graduate Department
University of Toronto

Dr. Milkie is Professor & Graduate Chair of Sociology at the University of Toronto, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland. She served as President of the Work-Family Researchers Network (2021-2022). An author of the award-winning Changing Rhythms of American Family Life, her research centers on links among gender, work-family strains and well-being. With a unique focus on time and gendered culture, she identifies social forces linked to mothers’ & fathers’ wellbeing across era and region. Current projects include analyzing 1) paradoxes of family time in the pre- and post-pandemic world; 2) trends, ethnic variations, and cross-cultural patterns of parents’ paid and unpaid labor and leisure time; 3) multi-level buffers of work-life conflicts, and 4) parental strains among Syrian refugee mothers. Her research has been supported by SSHRC-Canada and the U.S.-NIH.