Allison is a dual PhD candidate in Sociology and Demography at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests center on gender, work and family, with a particular focus on how social policies affect gender inequalities inside and outside of the household.
Allison’s current research explores how gender inequality is produced and reproduced within different-sex couples in a context of changing gender norms and changing patterns in family demography across high-income countries. She is also currently working on a project analyzing how the gender division of household labor changes over time following major life course events, such as the transition to parenthood.
Prior to attending the University of Pennsylvania, Allison was a policy evaluation analyst at the National Centre for Social Research in London. Allison holds an MPA in Social Policy (with Distinction) from the London School of Economics and a BA in Political Science from American University (Magna Cum Laude).