Aliya Hamid Rao is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Methodology at the London School of Economics. Her research interests span the study of work and organizations, economic sociology, family, gender, and emotions. Rao uses qualitative methods to understand social mechanisms which may facilitate, or impede, the production of inequalities at work and in families.
Her first book, on the experiences of unemployed American professionals, is now available to order, including from the University of California Press. Rao's research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Sociological Methods and Research, Work, Employment and Society, Journal of Marriage and Family, Industrial and Labor Relations Review and Research in the Sociology of Work. Her research has been covered in outlets such as the Financial Times, the New York Times, and Huffington Post. I have also written for mainstream publications like The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review and Quartz.
Rao completed her PhD in Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania in 2016, and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stanford University in 2018.