Eiko Strader

Eiko Strader
Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Phillips Hall 342
Phillips Hall
801 22nd St. NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
United States
[email protected]
Eiko Strader's Personal Website

Areas of Expertise

  • Inequality
  • Gender
  • Work
  • Welfare States
  • Military
Eiko  Strader is a sociologist who primarily studies gender inequality and public policy. Much of her work tries to understand how and under what conditions gender becomes relevant in predicting life chances. As part of her comparative research, Dr. Strader also studies the U.S. military because the Department of Defense provides extensive social benefits and strongly enforces Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies. Through her research and teaching, Dr. Strader aims to contribute to the progress towards a more equitable future. 


PhD, Sociology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2017
BS, Sociology, Boise State University (Magna Cum Laude), 2008


Strader, Eiko, with Jennifer Hickes Lundquist and Devah Pager. 2018. “Does a Criminal Past Predict Worker Performance? Evidence from America’s Largest Employers.” Social Forces. 96(3): 1039-1068. 

Strader, Eiko, and Joya Misra. 2018. “Poverty and Income Inequality.” Pp. 385-408 in The Cambridge Handbook of Social Problems, Vol. 1, edited by A. Javier Treviño. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 

Moller, Stephanie, Joya Misra, Elizabeth Wemlinger, and Eiko Strader. 2016. “Policy Interventions and Relative Incomes of Families with children by Family Structure and Parental Education.” Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World. 2: 1-28.

Strader, Eiko, and Joya Misra. 2015. “Anti-Poverty Policies and the Structure of Inequality.” Pp. 259-267 in Routledge Handbook on Poverty in the United States, edited by Haymes Stephen, Maria Vidal de Haymes, and Reuben Miller. New York: Routledge.

Misra, Joya, and Eiko Strader. 2013. “Gender Pay Equity in Advanced Countries: The Role of Parenthood and Policies. Journal of International Affairs. 67(1): 27-41.

Moller, Stephanie, Joya Misra, and Eiko Strader. 2013. “A Cross-National Look at How Welfare States Impact Inequality.” Sociology Compass. 7(2): 135-146.

Misra, Joya, Stephanie Moller, Eiko Strader, and Elizabeth Wemlinger. 2012. “Family Policies, Employment and Poverty Among Partnered and Single Mothers.” Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. 30(1): 113-128.

Personal Interests

  • Graphic design
  • Listening to music
  • Sewing
  • Cooking (but not baking)


Nominee for the ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards, Council of Graduate Schools, 2018

Visiting fellow at the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute, Smith College (12’)

Phi Kappa Phi, 2008

Classes Taught

WGSS3170: Gender and Space

WGSS6265: Women, Welfare and Poverty

PPPA6006: Policy Analysis