About Me

I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow on the “Care, Retirement and Wellbeing of Older People across Different Welfare Regimes” project with Rachel Margolis at the University of Western Ontario.  I am also a 2017-2018 Work and Family Researchers Network Early Career Fellow.

In August 2017, I earned a dual Ph.D. in Sociology and Demography from The Pennsylvania State University (PSU).  While attending PSU, I was a Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Development Predoctoral Family Demography Trainee.

I specialize in Demography, Family, Work, and Gender and my research addresses whether the institutions of families and work influence particular attitudes, behaviors, and outcomes.  My articles have been published in The Journal of Marriage and Family, Gender & Society, and Social Science Research.

Outside of my research, I volunteer as a podcast host and book reviewer for the New Books Network Sociology channel in addition to volunteering as a newsletter columnist for the University-Based Child and Family Policy Consortium.

Contact: spatte45 (AT) uwo.ca  //  Google Scholar Page  //   Twitter

Photo by Cliff Davidson.