Mariana Amorim is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Washington State University. She has a MPP from Oregon State University and a PhD in Policy Analysis and Management with a minor in Demography from Cornell University. Her research and teaching specializations include family demography, poverty, inequality, social policies, applied demography, statistics, and research methods. Amorim’s work sheds light on the role of public, private, and “shadow” safety nets in promoting the well-being of parents and children during an era of increasing family complexity and economic inequality. Her manuscripts have been published in selective outlets such as Demography, Social Forces, Journal of Marriage and Family, Social Problems, Sociological Science, and Social Science Research. Her research has received support from the William T. Grant Foundation, the Social Security Administration, and the Department of Health and Human Services, as well as seed funds from the NYU Cash Transfer Lab, Washington State University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.