Judith Treas


        Chancellor's Professor of Sociology
        School of Social Sciences
        University of California, Irvine

        Director, Center for Demographic and Social Analysis



    Research Interests

Family, Aging, Life Course, Gender, Inequality, Social Demography


Judith Treas does research, often from a cross-national perspective, that has appeared in over 100 published articles, chapters, and books. A long line of work asks how partners in different countries manage their domestic lives--making decisions, sharing housework, raising kids, pooling money, and upholding sexual fidelity. Other life course research investigates the relations between parents and children in adulthood.  Building on a career of research on women and work, she was the U.S. partner in EQUALITY, the European Science Foundation collaboration on sustainable gender equality. Her main line of qualitative studies is concerned with the older adults in America’s immigrant families.

Judith Treas joined the UCI Sociology Department in 1989 as its founding chair, having previously taught at the University of Southern California. In 1998, she helped establish the UCI Graduate Program in Demographic and Social Analysis (DASA) and later the campus research Center on Demographic and Social Analysis (C-DASA), which she now directs.

    Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

Matilda White Riley Distinguished Scholar Career Award
            American Sociological Association Section on Aging and the Life Course 
Outstanding Publication Award, American Sociological Association
            Sections on Inequality, Poverty & Mobility and Aging & the Life Course

Theoretical Developments in Social Gerontology Award
            The Gerontological Society of America

President, Pacific Sociological Association

Petersen Scholar Award for Aging and Family Research

Sociological Research Association Member (Honorary)

Population Association of America Blue Ribbon Poster Awards

Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research Mentoring

Fellow, National Council on Family Relations

Fellow, Gerontological Society of America