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Sinikka Elliott

Associate Professor

Department of Sociology

Faculty of Arts

Dr. Sinikka Elliott received her PhD from the University of Texas, Austin. She is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at UBC where she specializes in family, social inequality, and social policy. She is interested in how gender, race, class, sexuality, and age intersect to inform family meanings, processes, and power dynamics, with a focus on the implications for health and wellbeing. She currently conducts research on food insecurity in low-income households with minor children in both the United States and Canada. She has published peer-reviewed articles in leading academic journals, such as American Sociological Review, Social Problems, Journal of Marriage and Family, and Gender & Society, and two books in top academic presses: Not My Kid: What Parents Believe About the Sex Lives of their Teenagers (NYU Press, 2012) and Pressure Cooker: Why Home Cooking Won’t Solve Our Problems and What We Can Do About It (Oxford University Press, 2019).