Jaala Robinson is primarily interested in family and mental health outcomes, particularly with regards to housework. Her current research takes a longitudinal approach to explore the intergenerational transmission of housework norms and the potential mental health consequences of these norms. She has additional interest in research methodology and geographic variation in race-of-interviewer effects, as well as a new project exploring racial differences in the outsourcing of household labor.
She has taught both Introduction to Sociology as well as Families and Society. She has taught these classes both online and in-person. In person, her classes are highly participatory and encourage students to engage in the material through class discussion and class debates. Online, she has provided a similarly open environment to encourage discussion so as to foster student participation.
M.A.: University of Texas at Arlington