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Department of Sociology Graduate Students

Liz Aust


B.A. Sociology, St. Edward’s University, 2016


Gender/Gender Role Expression, Cultural Sociology, Social Inequality, and Labor Market Inequality.

Research Interests

I am interested in researching how various cultures establish gender role norms. In particular, I want to explore how these norms evolve over time and how cultural/political events shift gender role expression. My secondary research interest includes workplace discrimination against women, how women address this discrimination, and the explicit/implicit penalties they experience at work. Previously, I examined how the current conflict in Ukraine impacted gender role expression for female Ukrainian immigrants in Toronto via civic engagement involvement.


Aust, M. 2017. “Shifting Gender Roles During the Ukrainian Crisis.” Presented as an undergraduate roundtable at the Pacific Sociological Association’s annual meeting, Portland, OR.