Aimzhan Iztayeva

Aimzhan (she/her) is a PhD candidate at the Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota. Her dissertation examines employment discrimination against custodial single fathers in the US using a mixed-method approach: a survey experiment with hiring managers and in-depth interviews with single fathers in the Midwest. More broadly, Aimzhan is interested in work-family reconciliation, unpaid care work, and how the "ideal worker" norm affects caregivers' experiences in the labor market.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • MSc: Gender (Research), London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK, 2013.
  • BSc: International Law, Kazakh Humanitarian Law University, Astana, Kazakhstan, 2012.
  • BSc: Politics with Economics, University of Bath, Bath, UK, 2010.
  • MA: Sociology, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, 2019.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Gender, care work, labor market, parenthood
  • Iztayeva, Aimzhan. "Single Fathers Before and During the COVID-19 Crisis: Work, Care and Well-Being." Social Sciences 10(3) (2021): Link