Rania Salem

Email: rania.salem@utoronto.ca

Phone: 416-978-5801

Office: 725 Spadina; Rm. 358

UTSC Office: HL454

Rania Salem

Assistant Professor  


Professor Salem’s teaching and research lie at the intersection of the sociology of families, gender studies, economic sociology, international development, social demography, and Middle East studies. She has studied the implications of matrimonial expenditures in Egypt for marriage timing, women’s power within marriage, and secret marriages. She has also collaborated on projects that investigate how experiences of intimate partner violence influence the performance of different types of work among Egyptian women, the impact of various types of women’s work and on their agency in Egypt, and kin influences on young women’s transitions into the labor force in Qatar. Her current project uses qualitative interviews with dual-earning couples in Egypt to explore how seemingly similar monies are understood and treated differently based on the gender of the earner. Salem’s research has been funded by the World Bank, the Economic Research Forum, and the Qatar National Research Fund, and her research has been published in Journal of Family Issues, Demographic Research, Gender, Work & Organization, and Qualitative Sociology, among others