Trisha ChandaGraduate Student

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Consumer Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and I’m on the job market for the 2022-2023 academic year. My doctoral thesis investigates the relationship between mothers’ economic wellbeing, labor force participation, and union dissolutions with a special focus on post-separation living arrangements, in Wisconsin and the United States.

Relevant Experience

I work as a research assistant for the Institute for Research on Poverty on issues related to child support, child physical custody arrangements, and mothers’ economic wellbeing.

Awards and Recognition

University Dissertation Fellowship, UW Madison 2022-2023
Graduate Student Mentorship Award ($500), School of Human Ecology, UW Madison Spring 2022
Student/Young Professional Conference Scholarship Award ($1000), ACCI Spring 2022
Summer-Time Award for Research ($1200), School of Human Ecology, UW Madison Spring 2021

Classes Taught

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  • Consumer Science

Degree Program

  • PhD Human Ecology: Consumer Behavior and Family Economics


  • M.S. in Economics from Kolkata, India
  • B.S. in Economics from Kolkata, India


Phone: 608-733-9289