Angela Bruns is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology & Criminology at Gonzaga University. 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. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan Population Studies Center.
Angela’s research focuses on families' interactions with two social institutions—mass incarceration and the low-wage labor market—and how those interactions impact families’ health and economic well-being. 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.