Patrick Ishizuka

Patrick Ishizuka

Assistant Professor of Sociology
research interests:
  • Social Inequality
  • Gender
  • Work
  • Families

contact info:

office hours:

  • Wednesdays 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. via ZOOM
    (Please e-mail Prof. Ishizuka for meeting links)

mailing address:

  • Washington University
    MSC 1112-228-04
    One Brookings Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63130

Professor Ishizuka’s research focuses on social inequality at the work-family intersection. 

Ishizuka uses quantitative and experimental methods to understand the causes of gender and socioeconomic inequality in the workplace and in family life. His recent projects examine employment discrimination against mothers in different labor market segments, the shifting economic foundations of marriage among cohabiting couples, and the role of occupational work hour inflexibility in constraining new mothers’ employment. 

His research has been published in Demography and Social Forces and has been featured in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington PostThe Independent, and the BBC. Ishizuka’s research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Mathematica Policy Research, and Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences. 

Ishizuka received his Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy from Princeton University in 2016, and recently was the Frank H.T. Rhodes Postdoctoral Fellow at the Cornell Population Center at Cornell University.