Dr. Shira Offer
Schneider, Barbara, Zack Kertcher, and Shira Offer. 2006. “Global Trends Towards Education and Science: Tension and Resistance.” Pp. 200-216 in Education Research and Policy: Steering the Knowledge-Based Economy edited by J. Ozga, T. Seddon and T. S. Popkewitz. New York: Taylor and Francis.
Offer, Shira. 2005. “Making it Work at Home.” in Being Together, Working Apart: Dual-Career Families and the Work-Life Balance, edited by B. Schneider and L. J. Waite. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press. (Editorial)
Shira Offer joined the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Bar-Ilan University as a lecturer in 2006. She received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago. From 2002-06 she worked as a research analyst at the Alfred P. Sloan Center on Parents, Children, and Work at the University of Chicago.
Her main research interests include sociology of families, social support networks, gender, work and family, and poverty and inequality. As a sociologist studying families, Offer's research is motivated by the concern of how the current social, cultural, and economic climate affects the well-being and functioning of parents and children. Over the last six years she has undertaken two main research projects: (1) time uses among dual-earner families, and (2) low-income mothers' social support networks. She has published a number of articles in such journals as the American Sociological Review, Journal of Marriage and Family, Social Forces, The Sociological Quarterly, Community, Work, and Family, Racial and Ethnic Studies, and Current Sociology.