Research Topics

Population and Development; Migration dynamics; Immigrant Assimilation; Ethnic and Racial Identity; Research and Survey Methodology

Research Interests

My research explores the relationship between inequality and an array of social and demographic outcomes. The outcomes I study include reproduction, migration and increasingly ethnic and racial identity. I also have longstanding interests in methodology, including social survey data collection, to better understand how our research approaches affect our understanding of social behavior. While my investigations have been set in a wide range of social contexts, my core focus is on sub-Saharan Africa.

Several Current Projects

1. The use of statistical methods to identify social and ethnic identity for immigrant and minority populations.
2. The impact of development and climate change on age-specific migration patterns in sub-Saharan Africa.
3. The use of experiments embedded in social surveys to better understand social and behavioral interactions in poor countries.