Sarah Damaske


Sarah Damaske, author of For the Family? How Class and Gender Shape Women’s Work, is Assistant Professor of Labor Studies & Employment Relations, and Sociology at the Pennsylvania State University.

She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Sociology from New York University and, following her doctoral work, was a postdoctoral fellow in the Sociology Department at Rice University. 

As a sociologist whose areas of specialization include gender, work-family, class and race, Damaske’s research investigates how competing forces of stratification, particularly gender, race and class, influence work and family transitions. 

In For the Family? Sarah Damaske challenges the myths and misunderstandings that have fueled the Mommy Wars and calls for an end to the working mother/stay-at-home mom conflict that has raged for more than 30 years. Damaske’s book points the way to a more productive future for workers of both genders and of all ages, races, and classes.  


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Winner of the National Women's Studies Association
Sara Whaley Book Prize

for best book on women and labor

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Sarah Damaske is available for media appearances, speaking engagements, and guest blogging. Please call Judy Safern at (718) 766-5431 or e-mail at to schedule.