Assistant Professor, Sociology & Criminology Department, Gonzaga University.
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Washington, Seattle
Research Interests: Dr. Bruns' research investigates how social inequality impacts the health and economic well-being of low-income women and their families. She focuses on families' involvement with two 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.
Bruns, Angela, and Natasha V. Pilkauskas. 2019. "Multiple Job Holding and Mental Health among Low-Income Mothers." Women's Health Issues, 29(3): 205-212.
Bruns, Angela, and Hedwig Lee. 2018. "Partner Incarceration and Substance Use." poster presentation at the April 26-28, 2018 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Denver, CO,
Bruns, Angela, and Hedwig Lee. Forthcoming. "Racial Disparities." In Children of Incarcerated Parents: A Handbook for Researchers and Practitioners. New York: Spinger.
Bruns, Angela, Talia Kahn-Kravis, and Heather Hill. 2017. "Low Wages, Public Assistance, and Subjective Financial Wellbeing: Evidence from a Qualitative Study of Minimum Wage Workers in Seattle." Presentation at the November 2-4, 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Chicago, IL,
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