John F. May

Research Professor
George Mason University

Field of Study: Demography, History, Population and Development
Specialization: Policy and Ethics, Population and Development
Regional focus: Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia
Education: Doctorate (Ph.D, or MD), University of Paris-V (Sorbonne), Demography, 1996
Working languages: English
Other association membership in population or related fields: Association Internationale des Démographes de Langue Française (AIDELF), Population Association of America (PAA), Union for African Population Studies (UAPS)
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Professional Summary:

John F. May, an American and Belgian national, is a specialist of population policies. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He was a Lead Demographer at the World Bank for 15 years and has worked before for the United Nations (Haiti and New Caledonia), as well as for the Futures Group International, a US consulting firm specialising in demographic modeling and policy. He has worked for most international agencies around the world. He has a BA in Modern History (1973), a MA in demography (1985), which were both earned at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. He received his PhD from the University of Paris-V (Sorbonne) in 1996.



Africa's Population: In Search of a Demographic Dividend (Springer, 2017)

Agir sur les évolutions démographiques (Royal Academy of Belgium, 2013)

World Population Policies: Their Origin, Evolution, and Impact (Springer, 2012)

Honorary or professional positions and awards:
Population Institute 2012 Global Media Award for best book in population for World Population Policies (Springer, 2012)