Curriculum Vitae


Independent Consultant specializing in Faculty Diversity and Program Evaluation
Mariko Chang Consulting, Inc.

National Science Foundation Panelist


Visiting Scholar, Brandeis University
Institute on Assets and Social Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management               
Aug. 2012-July 2013

Managing Director, ADVANCE-IT Program
Brown University               
Jan.-Nov. 2007

Associate Professor of Sociology and of Social Studies
(Assistant Professor 1998-2002)
Harvard University   


Ph.D. in Sociology, Stanford University (1998)

M.A. in Sociology, Stanford University (1991)

B.A. in Sociology, University of California at Santa Barbara (1990)


Selected media mentions

Asante-Muhammad, Dedrick. March 30, 2018. “Women and the Racial Wealth Divide.”

Chira, Susan. March 10, 2018. “Money is Power. And Women Need More of Both.” The New York Times.

Menard, Martha. March 2, 2018. “Women’s Wealth Gap: How the Income Gap Becomes the Wealth Gap.” Benzinga.

Cole, Nicki Lisa. August 30, 2018. “Understanding the Gender Pay Gap and How it Affects Women.” ThoughtCo.

McElwee, Sean. July 15, 2015. “Shocking New Research Confirms: It’s a Great Time to be a White Guy in America (and a Bad Time to be Anyone Else)” Salon.



Muñoz, Ana Patricia, Marlene Kim, Mariko Chang, Regine O. Jackson, Darrick Hamilton, and William A. Darity Jr. March 25, 2015. “The Color of Wealth in Boston.” Duke University, The New School, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

Chang, Mariko and Lillian Bowie-Singh. August 26, 2013. “Black Women Face Wealth Gap 50 Years After the March.”

Chang, Mariko Lin and Dedrick Muhammad. August 14, 2012. "Valuing Families and Our Nation's Economic Future: The Joys and Economic Penalties of Parenting."

Chang, Mariko Lin. June 5, 2012. “Pass Law to Expose Unfair Pay.”

Chang, Mariko Lin. May 11, 2012. "The Government Must Make a Serious Investment in Higher Education." Huffington Post:

Muhammad, Dedrick and Mariko Lin Chang. March 27, 2012. "Wealth Inequality and Women of Color: A National Emergency." Huffington Post:

Chang, Mariko Lin and Dedrick Muhammad. December 14, 2011. "Wealth, The Gift That Keeps on Giving." Huffington Post:

Chang, Mariko Lin. November 23, 2011. "College Debt Threatens the Hopes and Dreams of Minority Students." The Hill:

Chang, Mariko Lin. April 12, 2011. "Five Myths About Why Women Earn Less Than Men." Washington Post:

Chang, Mariko Lin. April 12, 2011. "On Equal Pay Day, Busting 4 Top Myths About the Wage Gap." Ms. Magazine:

Chang, Mariko Lin. December 16, 2010. "Go ahead. Raise the retirement age. Who can afford to retire anyway?" OUP Blog.

Chang, Mariko Lin. November 22, 2010. "Paycheck Fairness Act Fails in Senate" OUP Blog.

Chang, Mariko Lin. 2010. Shortchanged: Why Women Have Less Wealth and What Can be Done about It. NY: Oxford University Press.

Chang, Mariko and C. Nicole Mason. 2010. "At Rope's End: Single Women Mothers, Wealth and Assets in the U.S." Women of Color Policy Network at NYU Wagner.

Chang, Mariko Lin. Summer 2010. "Fact Sheet: Women and Wealth in the United States." Sociologists for Women in Society Network News Volume 27, Issue 2.

Chang, Mariko Lin. March 2010. “Lifting As We Climb: Women of Color, Wealth, and America’s Future.” Insight Center for Community Economic Development.

Chang, Mariko Lin. January 28, 2010. “Closing the wealth gap between men and women.” Reuters.

Chang, Mariko Lin. 2006. “Gender and Wealth.” Chapter 4 in Wealth Accumulation and Communities of Color in the United States: Current Issues, edited by Jessica Gordon Nembhard and Ngina Chiteji.  University of Michigan Press.

Chang, Mariko Lin. 2005. “With A Little Help From My Friends (and My Financial Planner): Racial Differences in the Search for Financial Information.” Social Forces 83: 1469-1498.

Chang, Mariko Lin. 2004. “Growing Pains: Cross-National Variation in Sex Segregation in Sixteen Developing Countries.” American Sociological Review 69:114-167.

Chang, Mariko Lin. 2000. “The Evolution of Sex Segregation Regimes.” American Journal of Sociology 105:1658-1701.