Michelle Maroto, PhD
Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - Sociology Dept
- (780) 492-0478
6-23 Tory (H.M.) Building
11211 Saskatchewan Drive NWEdmonton ABT6G 2H4
Area of Study / Keywords
Social Stratification Work & Economy Families Social Statistics Research Methodology
I’m an associate professor in the Sociology Department at the University of Alberta. I joined the department in 2012 after completing my PhD at the University of Washington. My general research interests include social stratification and policy; race, class, and gender inequality; credit and labor markets; economic sociology; organizations; and quantitative and qualitative methods. If you were to ask me about my area, I’d likely tell you that I study social stratification and policy with several research projects that fall under this broad area. Please see my website (michellemaroto.com) for more details on my research and teaching.
My recent research projects have addressed the many dimensions of wealth inequality, the role of household structure in determining economic security, and labor market outcomes for people with different types of disabilities. I am currently embarking on a large-scale mixed methods project, The Great Canadian Class Study, that will bring together secondary data, multiple online surveys, and in-depth interviews to provide a better understanding of the complicated dynamics behind social class in Canada.
I regularly teach stratification, policy, statistics, and methods courses in the department. These courses include Inequality and Social Stratification (SOC 260), Introduction to Social Statistics (SOC 210), Social Structure and Public Policy (SOC 672), Data Analysis and Research (SOC 456), and the recently created Applied Research Internship (SOC 415) course. I'm also the current director for the Certificate in Applied Social Science Research (CASSR).
POL S 528 - Topics in the Politics of Public Administration
Selected topics in the practice of public administration; content may vary from year to year.
SOC 210 - Introduction to Social Statistics
Statistical reasoning and techniques used by sociologists to summarize data and test hypotheses. Topics include describing distributions, cross-tabulations, scaling, probability, correlation/regression and non-parametric tests. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or consent of instructor. Note: This course is intended primarily for students concentrating in Sociology
SOC 407 - Honors Thesis I
Literature review and proposal stage of Honors Thesis completed in SOC 408. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and Honors Advisor. Note: Restricted to Sociology Honors students. Closed to web registration.
SOC 408 - Honors Thesis II
Prerequisites: SOC 407 and consent of instructor and Honors Advisor. Note: Restricted to Sociology Honors students. Closed to web registration.
SOC 415 - Applied Research Internship
Supervised applied research experience and seminar sessions. Prerequisite: SOC 315 or consent of instructor.
SOC 456 - Data Analysis and Research
A practical approach to social science research that focuses on methods for preparing, analyzing, and presenting data. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or consent of instructor
SOC 503 - Conference Course in Sociology for Graduate Students
Pettinicchio, David, Michelle Maroto, and Jen D. Brooks
Contemporary Sociology . 2022 July; 51 (4):249-270 10.1177/00943061221103313
Moving Beyond Linear Regression: Implementing and Interpreting Quantile Regression Models with Fixed Effects.
Rios-Avila, Fernando and Michelle Maroto
Sociological Methods and Research. 2022 January; Online First 10.1177/00491241211036165
Hierarchies of Categorical Disadvantage: Incorporating Disability into Intersectional Analyses of Economic Insecurity
Maroto, Michelle Lee, David Pettinicchio, and Andrew Patterson
Gender & Society. 2019 January; 33 (1):64-93
Maroto, Michelle Lee
Demography. 2018 January; 55 (6):2257-2282
Maroto, Michelle Lee
Journal of Marriage and Family. 2017 January; 79 (4):1041-1059