Michelle Maroto is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Alberta and Director for the Certificate in Applied Social Science Research. Her research interests include social stratification, gender and family, race and ethnicity, labor and credit markets, and disability studies. Her projects address the many dimensions of wealth inequality, the role of household structure in determining economic security, and labor market outcomes for people with different types of disabilities.
In her recent work on disability, Dr. Maroto is currently engaged in two projects. The first involves surveying and interviewing people with disabilities and chronic health conditions to better understand how they have been managing under COVID-19. The second is a multi-city resume-based audit study that examines hiring discrimination against people with physical and cognitive disabilities. In addition to this work, Dr. Maroto is currently embarking on a large-scale mixed methods project, The Great Canadian Class Study, that brings together secondary data, multiple online surveys, and in-depth interviews to provide a better understanding of the complicated dynamics behind social class in Canada.