Meet the Changing Times Study research team.
The Changing Times Study research team is based out of the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Led by Professor Melissa Milkie at the Sociology department, the team is a mix of postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate students.
Professor Melissa Milkie
Melissa Milkie is Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto and President of the Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN). Professor Milkie’s research focuses on structural and cultural changes in gender, work and family life over recent decades and how work-family configurations are linked to mental health and well-being. She is co-author of Changing Rhythms of American Family Life and her research is published in journals such as American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Journal of Marriage and Family, Society and Mental Health and Social Psychology Quarterly, among others. Recently, she was named as one of the top-cited work-family researchers in the world.
Dr. Casey Scheibling
Casey Scheibling is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto. Dr. Scheibling’s research interests are in the sociological study of families, gender, culture, and health, with a particular focus on men and fathers. His current research, supported by a SSHRC Insight Development grant, explores the gender identities and emotional well-being of recent fathers in Ontario and Québec. Casey’s research is published in journals such as Journal of Marriage and Family, Men and Masculinities, Sex Roles, and Symbolic Interaction.
Laila is a 5th-year PhD student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto. Laila is broadly interested qualitative methods and international migration. Her dissertation research focuses on how Syrian refugee mothers and youth experience time and conceptualize their futures after their resettlement in the host country and during different stages of uncertainty. This research is funded by the SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship.
Dana Wray is a 5th-year PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto. Dana’s research interests lie at the intersections of family, work, and policy. Her dissertation research, funded by a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship, uses time use data to examine how parent-child time is shape by work-family policies such as parental leave or workplace flexibility. Dana’s research has been published in Journal of Marriage and Family and the Canadian Review of Sociology.
Rebecca is a 1st-year PhD student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto. Her key interests lie in gender, work, and social policy. Going forward, she hopes to explore these with a particular focus on how non-governmental organizations work with women to navigate employment relationships.
Graduate Research Assistant
Michael Bator is a master’s student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto. Through his studies of criminology, and sociology, he grew interested in social psychology, the sociology of mental health, and looks to examine their possible applications within the the sociological theory of law and rights.
Graduate Research Assistant
Amanda Deeley is a master’s student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto. Her research interests are in family, gender, culture, and mental health. Her current research looks at representations of parental responsibility for children’s screen time.
Emilie Stamelos is a former research assistant with the Changing Times team (2020-21). She holds a B.A. from the University of Toronto Mississauga.