Jenjira J. Yahirun
Jenjira J. Yahirun is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Bowling Green State University. Her work examines how the family, as an institution, contributes to social inequality. This work investigates three major themes: 1) how families shape individual health outcomes, 2) how increasing family complexity and diversity challenge the kinship safety net, and 3) how migration affects ties to kin. A cross-cutting theme in this work is that gender, race/ethnicity, and social class stratify access to a variety of resources, with implications for how the “linked lives” of family members contributes to disparities in health and well-being.