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Kamila Kolpashnikova is an Assistant Professor at Western University, Canada. She is a former Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellow at the University of Oxford (2019-2022). Kamila holds a PhD in sociology from the University of British Columbia and an MA in Socio-informatics (Social Data Science) from Tokyo University. The main research interests are time use, gender and housework, North American and East Asian societies. Kamila is a former recipient of the Japanese Government Monbukagakusho Scholarship at Tokyo University (2006-2011), the Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship to Japan (2004-2005), the Taiwan Fellowship (2018), and a visiting scholar at the Centre for Time Use Research, Oxford University (2015). Pronouns are she/her/they/their.


  1. Kolpashnikova, K., Harris, L., & Desai, S. (2023). Fear of falling: Scoping review and topic analysis using natural language processing. PLoS ONE, 18(10): e0293554.
  2. Kolpashnikova, K., & Desai, S. (2023). Fear of falling: scoping review and topic analysis protocol. BMJ open13(2), e066652.
  3. Kolpashnikova, K. and Kan, M. Y. (2021). Gender gap in housework time: how much do individual resources actually matter? The Social Science Journal, 1-19.
  4. Kan, M. Y., Zhou, M., Kolpashnikova, K., Hertog, E., Yoda, S., & Jun, J. (2022). Revisiting the Gender Revolution: Time on Paid Work, Domestic Work, and Total Work in East Asian and Western Societies 1985–2016. Gender & Society, (online first).
  5. Kolpashnikova, K. (2021). Ageing and dementia: age-period-cohort effects of policy intervention in England, 2006–2016. BMC Geriatrics 21, 387.
  6. Kolpashnikova, K., Flood, S., Sullivan, O., Sayer, L., Hertog, E., Zhou, M., and Kan, M.-Y., Suh, J., and Gershuny, J. (2021). Exploring daily time-use patterns: ATUS-X data extractor and online diary visualization tool. PLOS One 16(6), e0252843.
  7. Kan, M.-Y. and Kolpashnikova, K. (2021). Three-Stage Transitional Theory: Egalitarian Gender Attitudes and Housework Share in 24 Countries. Frontiers in Sociology, 6(188).
  8. Kan, M.-Y., Zhou, M., Negraia, D., Kolpashnikova, K., Hertog, E., Yoda, S., and Jun, J. (2021). How do Older Adults Spend Their Time? Gender Gaps and Educational Gradients in Time Use in East Asian and Western Countries. Journal of Population Ageing, 1-26 (online first).
  9. Kolpashnikova, K. and Koike, E. (2021). Educational Attainment and Housework Participation Among Japanese, Taiwanese, and American Women Across Adult Life Transitions. Asian Population Studies. (accepted manuscript)
  10. Kolpashnikova, K. and Kan, M. Y. (2021). Eldercare in Japan: Cluster Analysis of Daily Time-Use Patterns of Elder Caregivers. Journal of Population Ageing, 1-23. (online first)
  11. Kolpashnikova, K., and Kan, M.-Y. (2021). Housework Participation and Fertility Intentions: Analysing the Gendered Division of Labour and Fertility in Taiwan. Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research 16, 141-156.
  12. Kolpashnikova, K., Zhou, M., and Kan, M.-Y. (2020). Country Differences in the Link Between Gender-Role Attitudes and Marital Centrality: Evidence from 24 Countries. International Journal of Comparative Sociology 61(5), 291-309.
  13. Kolpashnikova, K. and Kan, M. Y. (2020). Unconditional Quantile Regression Approach: Effects of Education on Housework Time in the US and Japan. Social Sciences 9(12), 235.
  14. Kolpashnikova, K. and Kan, M. Y. (2020). The gender gap in the United States: Housework across racialized groups. Demographic Research 43(36), 1067-1080.
  15. Kolpashnikova, K., and Kan, M.-Y. (2020). Gender Gap in Housework: Couples’ Data Analysis in Kyrgyzstan. Journal of Comparative Family Studies 140(3), 1259-1277.
  16. Kolpashnikova, K., and Kan, M.-Y. (2020). Hebdomadal patterns of compensatory behaviour: weekday and weekend housework participation in Canada, 1986-2010. Work, Employment and Society 34(2), 174–192.
  17. Kan, M.-Y., Hertog, E., and Kolpashnikova, K. (2019). Housework share and fertility preference in four East Asian countries in 2006 and 2012. Demographic Research 41(35), 1021–1046.
  18. Kolpashnikova, K., and Bartolic, S. (2019). Digital divide in quantitative methods: The effects of computer‐assisted instruction and students' attitudes on knowledge acquisition. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning 35(2), 208-217.
  19. Kolpashnikova, K. (2018). American Househusbands: New Time Use Evidence of Gender Display, 2003-2016. Social Indicators Research 140(3), 1259-1277.
  20. Kolpashnikova, K., Galway, M., and Sudoh, O. (2016). The Role of Social Capital in the Transformation of Cultural Values and Practices: A Case Study on the Chinese Community in Taiwan. Review of Religion and Chinese Society 3(1), 53-82.


  1. Zhou, M., Hertog, E., Kolpashnikova, K., and Kan, M.-Y. 2020. Gender inequalities: Changes in income, time use and well-being before and during the UK COVID-19 lockdown. Oxford, University of Oxford./li>
  2. Kolpashnikova, K. 2018. 2018 Gender Equality Report: Women and Leadership in Kyrgyzstan.
  3. Tesluk, J., Kolpashnikova, K., and Matthews, R. 2014. Tsawwassen First Nation Report: Tsawwassen Culture. The Third Report in the Tsawwassen Quality of Life Study Series. Vancouver, University of British Columbia.
  4. Tesluk, J., Kolpashnikova, K., and Matthews, R. 2014. Tsawwassen First Nation Report: Community and Governance. The Fourth Report in the Tsawwassen Quality of Life Study Series. Vancouver, University of British Columbia.
  • 2023-2025 SHHRC Insight Grant (PI)
  • 2023 CAnD3 Dragon’s Den Data Visualization Competition (Third Place)
  • 2022 AGE-WELL Access Award
  • 2022-2025 SSHRC Insight Grant (Collaborator, PI: Cary WU)
  • 2022-2023 CAnD3 Fellowship (McGill University)
  • 2022 VISTA Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2020 MSCA EF (Marie Curie Individual Fellowship)
  • 2019 John Fell Fund (the University of Oxford)
  • 2018 Joint Research Project Grant, Hitotsubashi University (Visitor)
  • 2018 Taiwan Government Fellowship
  • 2017 Matthew Nimetz Award for Research Advancement
  • Carla B Howery Teaching Enhancement Fund 2016/2017, American Sociological Association (PI: Dr Silvia Bartolic)
  • Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund 2016/2017 for the project “Quantitative Arts: Scientists by Nurture”, UBC (PI: Dr Silvia Bartolic)
  • 2016 St John's College Reginald and Annie Van Fellowship
  • 2016 Gold Award, Best Student Paper, The 38th International Association for Time Use Research Conference
  • 2014 Mitacs Accelerate Fund, connecting industry and academia (PI: Ralph Matthews)
  • 2013W Patricia Marchak International Research Scholarship in Sociology, UBC
  • 2014-2015 Graduate Research Award, Faculty of Arts, UBC
  • 2014W Sociology Graduate Scholarship, Department of Sociology, UBC
  • 2014-2015 Kurt and Anne Paulus Memorial Scholarship in Sociology, UBC
  • 2011-2015 University of British Columbia 4YF Fellowship
  • 2006-2011 Japanese Government Mombukagakusho Scholarship
  • 2004-2005 Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship

Editorial Experience:

  • Associate Editor, 2021-2024. Journal of Marriage and Family.
  • Guest Editor, 2020. Multigenerational Families in East Asia, Special Issue. Journal of Population Ageing.
  • Associate Editor, 2020. Journal of Comparative Family Studies.


  • Journal of Marriage and Family, Social Science Journal, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, Work, Employment & Society, Canadian Review of Sociology, Demography, Gender & Society, among others.

Conference Roles:

  • Conference Program Co-Chair, Applied Demography Conference 2022.
  • Session Chair (Ageing: Effects of chronic conditions, comorbidities & multi-morbidity on elderly persons) for the British Society of Population Studies Conference, 2021.
  • Session Chair for the Population Association of America Conference, 2021.
  • Session Chair for the British Society of Population Studies Conference, 2020.
  • Session Chair for the Population Association of America Conference, 2020.