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Susan Watkins

Visiting Scholar UCLA
Prof. Emerita of Sociology UPenn
Country of residence:
United States

Nationality: United States
Gender: F

Member since: 2016
Membership No: 21103
Membership Type: regular

Field of Study: Demography, Sociology

Specialization: Historical Demography, HIV/AIDS and STI's, Qualitative Demography, Reproductive Health (Family Planning), Social Demography

Regional focus: Western Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa

Education: Doctorate (Ph.D, MD) , 1980 , Princeton , Sociology

Working languages: English

Other association membership in population or related fields: Population Association of America (PAA)

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My research interests have been in social change, particiularly change that diffused through social networks.  My initial research focused on the decline in fertility in western Europe, 1870-1960. Subsequently, I have focused on local responses to the promotion of fertility control in Kenya and Malawi, and, most recently, local responses to the AIDS epidemic in Malaw as well as the responses of international and national organizations to the epidemic.


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