Angela Bruns is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan Population Studies Center. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Washington and her M.Ed. in Social Justice Education from the University of Massachusetts.
Her research focuses on the health and economic well-being of low-income women and their families. She studies families' interactions with two social institutions: mass incarceration and the low-wage labor market. Current projects examine how women manage the financial hardships associated with the imprisonment of their romantic partners, how the conditions of low-wage jobs influence work-family balance, and the impact of multiple job holding on maternal and child well-being.