Tania Cabello-Hutt


I'm a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC) and a current fellow at the Royster Society of Fellows.

My research focuses on work and family, gender inequality in the labor market, and organizations. I study how gender and family transitions (re)produce labor market inequality and work opportunities, including labor force participation, hiring outcomes, stereotypes and bias, and wages and salary. I combine these interests with novel data collection and use a range of methods to examine key theoretical processes and understand potential mechanisms to inequality.

In my dissertation, I examine a new dimension of the motherhood penalty: the future childbearing risk or the labor market penalties associated with assumptions of a low or high risk of having a child in the future.

In collaborative projects, my current work examines how job skill matching shapes gender and racial discrimination in hiring and how family and employment trajectories unfold over the life course.

Before UNC, I worked for four years at a research center in the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, studying social inequality, education, and youth digital inclusion.