Notable Achievements

Assistant Professor of Sociology Adriana Ponce participated in the Sociologist for Women in Society (SWS) 2024 winter meeting in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, from January 25 to 28. She presented her project, “The Intersectional Landscape of Stepparents in the U.S.: What’s Next?,” which advocates for an intersectional, feminist approach to stepparenting research, in preparation for a Faculty-Student Project (FSP).

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Expertise

Feminism; Family; Gender; Intersectionality; Qualitative Methods

About Me

Dr. Adriana Ponce is a feminist sociologist who is committed to the teacher-scholar model. She views teaching and research as synergetic to one another. Dr. Ponce is a strong advocate for incorporating social justice into her teaching practices and course content, rooted in theory and empirical evidence. Her research, which been awarded by the American Sociological Association, investigates intersectional gender inequality in contemporary family forms.

Publications

Ponce, A. (2023). “Invested Mothering: An Intersectional Analysis of Mothers’ Feminized Breadwinning Strategies Under State-Mandated Child Support Arrangements.” Journal of Family and Economic Issues. Online first: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10834-023-09931-x

Education

PhD in Sociology, University of Michigan

MA in Sociology, University of Michigan

BA in Sociology, University of California, Berkeley

Professional Certificates

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Certificate, University of Michigan

Graduate Teacher Certificate, University of Michigan

Preparing Future Faculty Certificate, University of Michigan

Selected Awards and Honors

2023, Bouchet Honor Society, Rackham Graduate School

2022, Winner of Sally Hacker Graduate Student Paper Award, American Sociological Association–Sex & Gender Section

2022, Linda Burton Award, American Sociological Association–Family Section

2021, Susan Lipschutz, Margaret Ayers Host, and Anna Olcott Smith Award, Rackham Graduate School (Exceptional scholars with commitment to success of women in academia)

2021, Community of Scholars Fellowship, The Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG)

  • About Me

    Dr. Adriana Ponce is a feminist sociologist who is committed to the teacher-scholar model. She views teaching and research as synergetic to one another. Dr. Ponce is a strong advocate for incorporating social justice into her teaching practices and course content, rooted in theory and empirical evidence. Her research, which been awarded by the American Sociological Association, investigates intersectional gender inequality in contemporary family forms.

    Publications

    Ponce, A. (2023). “Invested Mothering: An Intersectional Analysis of Mothers’ Feminized Breadwinning Strategies Under State-Mandated Child Support Arrangements.” Journal of Family and Economic Issues. Online first: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10834-023-09931-x

    Education

    PhD in Sociology, University of Michigan

    MA in Sociology, University of Michigan

    BA in Sociology, University of California, Berkeley

    Professional Certificates

    Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Certificate, University of Michigan

    Graduate Teacher Certificate, University of Michigan

    Preparing Future Faculty Certificate, University of Michigan

    Selected Awards and Honors

    2023, Bouchet Honor Society, Rackham Graduate School

    2022, Winner of Sally Hacker Graduate Student Paper Award, American Sociological Association–Sex & Gender Section

    2022, Linda Burton Award, American Sociological Association–Family Section

    2021, Susan Lipschutz, Margaret Ayers Host, and Anna Olcott Smith Award, Rackham Graduate School (Exceptional scholars with commitment to success of women in academia)

    2021, Community of Scholars Fellowship, The Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG)

  • Selected Recent Presentations

    2024, Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) Winter Meeting, “The Intersectional Landscape of Stepparents in the U.S.: What’s Next?” (Santa Ana Pueblo, NM)

    2023, Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) Winter Meeting, “Stepparents in America: Preliminary Findings on Gendered Unprotected, Invisible Parenting Work” (New Orleans, LA)

    2022, American Sociological Association (ASA) Annual Meeting, “The Custody Load: Invisible Work and a Stalled Revolution in Child Custody Arrangements” (Los Angeles, CA)

    2022, Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) Summer Meeting, “Power Moves: Gendered Power at the Interactional-Level within Parenting Custody Arrangements.” (Los Angeles, CA)

    2022, Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) Winter Meeting, “Stepparents in America: A Gendered Division of Labor?” (Santa Ana Pueblo, NM)

    2021, Institute for Research on Women and Gender Community of Scholars Symposium, “Power Moves”: A Multilevel Analysis of Day-to-Day Negotiations in Child Custody Arrangements. (Online: COVID-19)