Earl S. Johnson Instructor in Sociology

5730 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Room 404
(773) 834-3308

Amit Anshumali is the Earl S. Johnson Instructor in Sociology. As a quantitatively trained development sociologist, for his dissertation, Amit examined the effect of men’s non-farm employment on women’s economic roles in rural India, as mediated by class, caste, and education. Using panel-level household data from the International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad and techniques of simultaneous equation modelling that account for simultaneity and endogeneity of time- use, Amit examined how changes in men’s occupational time-use affect changes in women’s occupational time-use in the household. His dissertation project has implications for understanding the complexity of livelihood changes in rural India, and women’s relative empowerment within the household.

Amit has an interdisciplinary approach to teaching substantive courses in sociology, public policy and quantitative research methods. He also has extensive experience mentoring students.