Department of Sociology

Elizabeth Cozzolino

M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Elizabeth Cozzolino



Gender, The Family, Stratification, Criminal Justice


Elizabeth Cozzolino is a sociology graduate student with primary research interests in the family, stratification, gender, and criminal justice. She is also a PRC trainee and a 2016-2017 NICHD Fellow.

Elizabeth wrote her master's thesis on how child support payments shape relationships between parents and children in post-divorce and post-separation families. She did her comprehensive exams in Gender and U.S. Welfare State Policy. She also works as a GRA for Dr. Rob Crosnoe examining the effects of the Great Recession on the transitition to adulthood. She is a member of the Crime Law and Deviance, Race and Ethnicity, and Femme Sem working groups.

Her mixed methods dissertation focuses on incarceration as a method of child support enforcement. She has received an NSF DDRIG grant in Law and Social Science to support this dissertation research.

In addition to academic research, she has done policy analysis for the Child Support Division of the Texas Attorney General's Office.

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