Marianne Cooper is a sociologist at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University. She was the lead researcher for Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. She is an expert on gender, family life, work, and social inequality. She writes, speaks, and consults about these issues for media outlets, companies, and professional groups. Her forthcoming book, Cut Adrift: Families in Insecure Times, examines what keeps Americans up at night. Set against the backdrop of rising economic insecurity and rolled up safety nets, Cut Adrift explores how families forge security in an uncertain age.